D2L - Taking Attendance

Last Updated: 01/10/2018
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This tutorial is operating system independent.


Follow the steps below to take attendance using the attendance tool in D2L. 

*Note: You can take attendance either one student at a time or all at the same time . Be sure to pay attention to the step titles to see to which topic the documentation corresponds.

Step 1


Click Attendance on the Navigation bar. 

*Note: To add the Attendance tool to your Navbar, please follow the steps in the Add a Tool to the Navigation Bar tutorial.

Step 2

Select the Register for which you want to take attendance. 

*Note: To create an attendance register follow the steps in the Creating Attendance Registers tutorial.

Step 3

Select the session for which you would like to take attendance by clicking on the icon next to it. 

Step 4

Taking Attendance One Student at a Time

Chose the student you would like to mark attendance for by checking the box next to their name. From the Attendance Status drop-down menu chose either P (Present) or A (Absent). Click Save when finished. 

Step 5

Taking Attendance for All Students

Click Set Status for All

Step 6

From the Status drop-down menu select either P (Present) or A (Absent). Click Save

Step 7

Click Save

Step 8

You should see this icon in the lower right corner of your screen. 

Step 9

The attendance will now be populated on the main register screen.