Moodle: Activities & Resources: Add Multiple Attendance Sessions

To Add Multiple Attendance Sessions:

Note: If a student is removed/dropped from a course (unenrolled), and added back, their attendance record will not be retained unless the instructor regularly saves the report to a secure location.

1. Log into Moodle.

2. Open your desired course and select Attendance.

 attendance section select

3. Switch to the Add session tab.

add session tab select

4. Here you can add and edit your sessions. To create multiple attendance sessions, check the "Repeat the session above as follows" box . Select when you would like the session to begin and end. Check the "Session Days" box(es) on which days the sessions should appear on. (Example: For Tuesday / Thursday classes, you would check both the Tuesday and the Thursday box.). To create an attendance session every week, set the weekly repeater to repeat every one (1) week.

NOTE: You can set the same settings for multiple groups if the sessions are to be held on the same corresponding dates.

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NOTE: If you allow students to record their own attendance, AND you create multiple sessions, the students will be able to mark each session at once. However, if the instructor goes into the session and changes the attendance, it will lock the session for the students. Alternatively, the instructor could create individual sessions and after class, go through and mark anyone who was absent so that they cannot do it at a later date.

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5. When done, select Add at the bottom.

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View Report

To view the report after taking attendance select the Report tab. This tab will display all of your attendance reports.

Attendance activity with Report tab selected


For more information on Adding Multiple Attendance Sessions, read the following documentation from Moodle Docs. Note that the documentation does not show the SNAP Theme, but the functionality of the settings is the same. All links will open in a new window.


Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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