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Activities: Attendance Register

Maintained by Picture of Lorenzo Nicora Lorenzo Nicora
This is an activity module for tracking time spent by Students (or other users) in a Course or in a related group of Courses.
Moodle 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

This is an activity module for tracking time spent by Students (or other  users) in a Course or in a related group of Courses.

Online activity is automatically tracked.
Users may also (optionally) record "offline" sessions of work.

The module will show aggregate report by user, or detailed report at user's session level.
Printable versions of all reports are available.

It also supports activity completion rules by minimum time in the Course.

By defaults, it tracks only activity in the Course the instance is in.
You may change this behaviour by module instance configuration. You may track all Courses in the same Category or Courses "meta-linked" to this Course.

By default, it tracks only Student's activity.
You may choose whose activity will be tracked by modifying Role Capabilities.

By default, only Teachers, Managers and Administrator may see other report of other user's activities.
You may change this behaviory by modifying Role Capabilities.

The Module is currently translated in English and Italian.

Documentation and an FAQ (small - work in progress) are available in English only.

this module is based on the idea of the old Register module for Moode 1.x, but it is not an update of this module.
You cannot upgrade or restore Register data from Moodle 1.9 using this Attendance Register module.

Please note that this module is not related to Attendance module
Attendance Register (this module) automatically calculates time spent online in Moodle's courses, while Attendance module allow teacher to explicitly certify attendance to a specific "offline" session.

Important note about Moodle 2.7 and 2.8 compatibility

The newest version of this plugin supports the new logging system introduced by Moodle 2.7

It probably works with 2.8 and 2.9 versions, but has been fully tested with Moodle 2.7 only.

Maintenance and update

The module has been recently updated to Moodle 2.7+ thanks to the great work by CINECA

Potential privacy issues

By modifying default Roles Capabilities, you may allow some monitoring of other users activities, beyond normal Moodle's restrictions (i.e. only Teachers, Manager and Admin may see other user's reports)


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  • Picture of Zed Li
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015, 2:52 PM
    Hi Lorenzo,
    May I ask a real stupid question? my module just never display on my website. I can't see it. Should I change any setting? I tried it on both 2.5 and 2.7. Thank you so much!!!
  • Picture of Lorenzo Nicora
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015, 3:53 PM
    Hi Zed
    AttendanceRegister is an Activity Module, and as any Activity Module you have to add an instance in a Course to track it.
  • Picture of Zed Li
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015, 1:28 PM
    Hi Lorenzo,
    I really confuse that how i add an instance for this module. sorry, i'm completely new to Moodle. -,-
  • Picture of Lorenzo Nicora
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015, 3:44 PM
    Hi Zed,
    do you know how to add a Form?... Same thing.
  • Daniel
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015, 6:06 PM
    Soon a version for Moodle 2.7 or 2.8?
  • Picture of Lorenzo Nicora
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015, 7:11 PM
    Unfortunately no, Daniel.
    I'm not able to support and maintain this module any more.
  • Picture of Jose Mesa
    Wed, May 6, 2015, 6:49 AM
    good afternoon could help me as I do to generate this type of report and then we install plugins but I can not find where I can generate .

  • Picture of Martin Vojtela
    Fri, May 29, 2015, 4:21 PM
    Would it be possible to report hours and minutes in separate columns? I imagine that some non-IT-savvy course owners, just like our clients, who want to combine all sorts of reports (activity completion, time spent, demographics, group selection etc, grades) in excel might find this useful.

    Absolutely wonderful plugin by the way! I am sure project managers concerned about their e-learning's key performance indicators find it very convenient!
  • Picture of dhaval mavani
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015, 4:40 PM
    Hello Everyone

    Anyone can help me how can i track students spent time in each course using online session track.
    I have installed "Attendance Register" activity in my moodle site but it's report always displaying "Any past Session will show at next Cron" message and Total Time Online : 0
  • Picture of Jamie Kramer
    Wed, Dec 16, 2015, 10:50 PM
    My company is interested in maintaining this plugin on behalf of a client. It looks like Lorenzo reported in January that he does not have plans to maintain this plugin. Are there other interested parties that may be interested in supporting the development effort to maintain this plugin? Or does anyone know if this has already been taken up by other folks? I don't see any github forks that would seem to indicate that, but perhaps I have missed something.
  • Picture of Lorenzo Nicora
    Thu, Dec 17, 2015, 5:27 AM
    I'd be very happy if your company will be able to take over the maintenance of the module, as I won't be able to do it.
  • Picture of Julien Foulquier
    Wed, Jan 6, 2016, 6:10 PM
    Thank you chun-hsien wu smile
  • Picture of Lorenzo Nicora
    Sat, Apr 9, 2016, 8:12 PM
    Hi all,
    has anyone long tested the update kindly published by chun-hsien wu?
    I'd be glad to publish it as released version, but I see it's marked as beta.
    Unfortunately I've no chance for proper testing on the field and I prefer not to publish an untested version.

    Thanks to anyone will provide help.
  • Picture of Lorenzo Nicora
    Sat, May 21, 2016, 9:57 PM
    Hi everybody,
    I've just published an upgraded version (2016.06.05.00) of mod_attendanceregister compatible with Moodle 2.7+ (without legacy logging!)
    This upgrade is thanks to the great work by CINECA ELearning ( that added the support for the new logging system, and other fixes required for being used on Moodle 2.7+

    This newest version has been fully tested with Moodle 2.7, but it is probably compatible with Moodle 2.8 and 2.9

    Please note that while this version is in use in production systems by a university, I've received some feedbacks that the previous update, posted by chun-hsien wu, was not stable.
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