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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  • 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
  • Tue, Oct 19, 2021, 12:28 AM
    I tried the last two versions and reinstalled wordpress, but the automation of sending email with warning signal is not working, I need a solution to use the automation of the email.
    Send emails or sending messages function from Report option if it works fine.
  • Mon, Oct 25, 2021, 8:30 PM
    Hey, facing this crazy bug where it says:
    Exception - Class 'core_user\fields' not found
    When attempting to mark the attendance of a session. I have the Farsi language pack installed and I'm aware of the issues that arise due to the acronyms (and I've fixed it wherever it is required). However, we are still getting this error. Any idea where it comes from?
  • Tue, Oct 26, 2021, 4:06 AM
    @Ameed - it sound like you may have installed the wrong version of the attendance plugin for the version of Moodle you are using. Please make sure you are using the correct version of hte attendance plugin for the Moodle version you have installed - if you are still getting this issue please provide report it (with a lot more information including versions etc) to the github tracker. - thanks.
  • Thu, Dec 30, 2021, 9:51 PM
    we are testing the plugin to be able to use it at our universty. a couple of issues that we can't solve.
    the QR code rotation give error for the student however it is not expired yet. another issues; we usually need to take 2 attendance / session, sign in and sign out for students. how can we do that as the system offer one sign in / session
  • Fri, Dec 31, 2021, 7:59 AM
    @Alaa - the qr code rotation relies on the users clock being set correctly - make sure it is in sync correctly - however there are some potential bugs with the qr rotation that haven't been tracked down yet - take a look at the github tracker for more details. At this stage the plugin does not have a check-in/check-out functionality but that does sound like an interesting feature that could be developed - feel free to reach out privately if you would like to fund this development.
  • Sun, Jan 23, 2022, 8:24 PM
    it is possible to input put a zoom meet or a google meet
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