Activities ::: mod_attendance
Maintained by Dan Marsden
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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Dan Marsden (Lead maintainer)
Artem Andreev: Previous maintainer/developer
Dmitry Pupinin: Original author
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  • Robert Kovacich
    Tue, Nov 17, 2020, 1:11 AM
    First, thanks for this plugin. Instructors are very pleased with it, especially since COVID.
    I have tiny issue, if I change the student order to first name, then change the paging, the ordering changes back to last name order.
    Could the paging be removed, or the default be "do not use paging"?
    Thank you.
  • Tue, Nov 17, 2020, 5:02 AM
    @Robert - the best place for feature requests to the attendance plugin is in the tracker:
  • Fri, Nov 20, 2020, 8:01 PM
    Hi Dan.
    Thank you for this great plugin. It is essential for us.
    I have 2 questions:
    The first regards the interaction of the Attendance activity with the Course Template plugin: I have several courses that repeat themselves every 3-4 weeks so use the course templates plugin to create course models that i can use any time i need to create a new course without needing to create it from 0. In the course template i insert the start and end time and in its Attendance activity i configure the sessions of this course (in my case morning, afternoon sessions for 5-28 days). So in occasion of a new course all i need to do is to create a course from template, input new short name or code and change the start and end time and i have a new course. The problem i have is that the sessions in the Attendance Activity remain with the same date that i gave them when i created the template. Is there a way to automate this procedure? I want the sessions to "adapt" itselves to the new dates.

    Second question: In every session i need to mark as present in the begining and at the end. So if i take the morning session from 8am to 12am i need to be able to mark at 8 and to mark at 12 and only then the student is marked as present for the whole session. Is there a way to implement this function?

    Thanks in advance!!
  • Mon, Nov 23, 2020, 4:28 AM
    @Ruth Bor - best place to ask for help using the plugin is in the attendance forum here: - Of course, anything is possible if you have internal development capabilities, alternatively if you want to fund development on the plugin feel free to get in touch privately for details on rates etc.
  • Sat, Dec 5, 2020, 3:11 AM
    Good plugin, when can it be available for version 3.10?
  • Sat, Dec 5, 2020, 3:43 AM
    @Santos - the latest version is always in github and should work fine with 3.10. If you want to be helpful you could install it in 3.10 and report any issues you find to the github tracker.
  • Fri, Apr 23, 2021, 3:49 PM
    hello, I wanted to add the Attendance plugin but it always shows the words Exception - Class 'core_search\area\base_activiti' not found
  • Tue, Apr 27, 2021, 5:38 AM
    @Qambar - it sounds like you are trying to install an old version of the attendance code into a newer site. Please make sure you are using the right version of the attendance codebase for the Moodle version you are using.
  • Fri, Apr 30, 2021, 1:38 PM
    @Dan Marsden I have Linux 3.10.0-1160.21.1. el7. x86_64 #1 SMP Tue 16 Mar 18: 28: 22 UTC 2021 x86_64 version 3.10 what is not correct can you please say
  • Mon, May 3, 2021, 6:21 AM
    @Qambar - you have the wrong "Version" of the attendance code for the Moodle version you are using - please make sure you get the right version of the attendance code-base. Please note Moodle 3.10 is not the same as Moodle 3.1 - the versions tab above has the list of versions of the attendance plugin that you can download:
  • Tue, Aug 10, 2021, 12:14 PM
    Hi, is there a way to record Course or Activity Check In Check out time?
    I wonder if i can get report like this - Name, Email, Log in Log out, duration
  • Tue, Aug 10, 2021, 4:01 PM
    @Haris - please use the forums to ask your question.
  • Tue, Sep 14, 2021, 3:34 PM
    Where can I find the database schema for the attendance plugin?
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021, 4:38 AM
    Dear support,
    I am trying to install attendance module into de mod subdirectory but it is no possible, the site disappear when I do so. My moodle version is 3.8.3. What can I do?
    Thanks in advance
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021, 5:23 AM
    @Manuel - try asking for help in
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