Creating / Editing Attendance Markings

Attendance Markings for your school is a permissions-based task and allow you to create custom attendance markings.

Creating Attendance Markings for your school is a permissions-based task. If you do not see options and/or buttons mentioned in this documentation, then you may need to contact an administrator for your account. Teachers are unable to create Attendance Markings, an admin must create any attendance marking that may be needed for the school.

Attendance Markings settings are found in the Settings page, under Classroom Settings.

To Create a new Attendance Marking 

  • Click +Attendance Marking to add a new marking.
    New Attendance Marking
  • Fill in the relevant fields:
    • Value: This will be the name of the marking.
    • Color: This will be the color code for the marking.
    • Code: This will be the letter short code for entering it into the attendance record. For example: a Present marking code may be P.
    • Select the following items that apply (When selected the item will turn blue with white lettering):
      • Default Marking: This will be the default marking. Only one marking can be the default, many schools make Present their default marking.
      • Show in Totals: This will make the marking appear in progress reports. Leave this blank if you want a special type of marking that does not show on reports.
      • Notify When Marked: This will send a notification to the guardians of the student each time they receive this marking.
      • Group by Date Received: This will combine all markings for a single date into 1. This is generally how absences work. You are absent 1 time for the entire day, as opposed to absent 6 times for the day, once for each class.
  • Click Save once all relevant fields are complete.

To Edit a current Attendance marking

  • Click a Marking to expand it and click Edit to edit a current marking.
  • Edit the relevant fields.
  • Click Save once all relevant fields are complete.

Related Documentation:

Viewing and Inputting Attendance

FAQ-As a Teacher, can I change the attendance markings we use?

Custom Report Types