Activities: Attendance

Maintained by Picture of Dan Marsden Dan Marsden, Picture of Catalyst IT Catalyst IT
A plugin that allows an attendance log to be kept. - includes an optional block for easy access to relevant functions.
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The Attendance activity allows teachers to maintain a record of attendance, replacing or supplementing a paper-based attendance register. It is primarily used in blended-learning environments where students are required to attend classes, lectures and tutorials and allows the teacher to track and optionally provide a grade for the students attendance. The instructor can set the frequency of their classes (# of days per week & length of course) or create specific sessions. 

To take attendance, the instructor clicks on the "Update Attendance" button and is presented with a list of all the students in that course, along with configurable options and comments. The default options provided are: Present, Absent, Late & Excused. Instructors can download the attendance for their course in Excel format or text format.

Sessions can also be configured to allow students to record their own attendance and a range of different reports are available.


This plugin is part of sets Attendance, MoodleCloud.


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Picture of Dan Marsden
Dan Marsden (Lead maintainer)
Artem Andreev: Previous maintainer/developer
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Dmitry Pupinin: Original author
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  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Thu, 18 May 2017, 9:23 AM
    Hi Anna, improved support for mobile devices is something I'd like to spend some time on - at the moment it could do with some improvements. Feel free to get in touch if you are able to help with funding improvements (or if you have internal development capabilities and can submit patches with improvements.) - thanks.
  • Picture of Plínio Felipe Peçanha Oliveira
    Fri, 2 Jun 2017, 5:57 AM
    Fantástico Trabalho! Trabalha muito bem!
  • Picture of Meir Kirshner
    Thu, 15 Jun 2017, 11:55 AM
    hi, can i make Attendance list that contain/flag students that commit an Assignment
  • Picture of Debashish Datta
    Sat, 8 Jul 2017, 12:47 AM
    I wanted to add the Attendance block to my Moodle cloud site, however, could not find it added as a plugin. How can I add the attendance plugin to my Moodle cloud site? Please guide.
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Mon, 10 Jul 2017, 6:18 AM
    Free MoodleCloud sites do not include the attendance plugin. Only the paid "Moodle for School" plan on the moodlecloud site includes the extra plugin pack which includes the attendance activity.
  • Picture of dnyaneshwar somwanshi
    Wed, 6 Sep 2017, 1:03 AM
    when will it support moodle mobile?
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Wed, 6 Sep 2017, 3:55 AM
  • Picture of nebula hub
    Fri, 29 Sep 2017, 12:29 PM

    this plugin is quite useful, I know it is need time and funding to support moodle mobile.

    but could you make a little change to prevent the following notice appear when click the attendance record on moodle mobile app

  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Fri, 29 Sep 2017, 5:00 PM
    Hi nebula hub, those links require a login to view the images so I cannot see them. The current version of the attendance plugin does not support the mobile app but if you would like to help fund the effort required to add support feel free to get in touch privately and we can discuss further.
  • Picture of Casper Zuidwijk
    Thu, 5 Oct 2017, 3:57 AM
    Hi Dan! Love your plugin - I am putting together a report dashboard for coaches to track students progress and attendance. Trying to get the report overview of a single user in there (../mod/attendance/view.php?studentid=3&id=20&mode=1). So far not able to get that table separated in a different page without having it attached to an mod id. Can you point me in the right direction? Thanks a lot!
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Thu, 5 Oct 2017, 6:41 AM
    Hi Caspar, great to hear you find the plugin useful - you might want to ask the question in the community forums and someone else might offer to help.
  • Picture of Accademia del Design Lezioni
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017, 3:58 PM
    Hello, I installed the plugin on moodle 3.3.1 but I can not set the status. I received this error error/moodle/missing param. how can I fix it?
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017, 4:14 PM
    @Accademia - that doesn't sound familiar. I sugggest you create a new forum post in the attendance forum: and include more information/screenshots, make sure you also turn debugging on and set the level to "developer" to make sure all error information is displayed.
  • Picture of Ivan Alamo
    Tue, 17 Oct 2017, 4:10 AM
    Hi, Hey,

    I need to change the position of the counter (originally located at the bottom). I need to put in the head. Does anyone know the way?. Thanks.
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Tue, 17 Oct 2017, 4:52 AM
    @Ivan - this isn't really a group discussion. Try asking for help in the attendance forum: - you might also want to include a screenshot that shows what you are trying to do.
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