With the ever-changing dynamics of higher education, upskilling and adapting to new tools can help with making classroom management more efficient and less administration-heavy. Tracking attendance not only monitors who is or isn’t attending class, but also provides insights into student participation and engagement throughout the session.  

No need to sift through Excel sheets or cross-checking Zoom attendance records or any other manually daunting task – Qwickly Attendance simplifies the entire process of attendance tracking so you can focus on other matters.  

Here are some key features of Qwickly Attendance: 

1. Integration with Canvas 

Qwickly Attendance can be opened directly from your Canvas subject site with all the current student enrolments and their associated tutorial class or student group.  

Attendance can also be set up to be shown as a percentage to be counted towards the Total Grade in Canvas Gradebook.

2. Student self check-in  

Instructors can allow students to check-in to class themselves on their own devices. This helps reduce the workload for instructors manually taking attendance via roll-call and instead fosters active participation from students. 

3. Custom statuses 

From the get-go, instructors could start taking attendance via Qwickly without any additional setup. However, instructors can create custom statuses in addition to the default (Present, Absent, Excused) such as ‘Late’ or ‘Remote’ to further refine the record for that student.

4. Manage attendance records  

Instructors can view and manage attendance records for specific sessions. Comments can be made for a particular record, a ‘Present’ status can be changed to ‘Absent’ or vice versa, and the whole record can be exported as a .csv file.

Learn more about Qwickly in our upcoming Tooltime 

We have a collection of Qwickly Attendance resources that covers how to set up, take attendance, and manage records in Qwickly.  

If you’d like to learn more about Qwickly, please register for our upcoming Tooltime session showcasing the tool on 14 February at 3pm or log a ticket via lxlabservices.uts.edu.au for one-on-one support. 

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