Track student attendance within Teams
Everything is so cool, I love it, but could be possible to add a tab to keep track of the students attendance?
Hi all, thanks for the feedback thus far on attendance tracking.
We would love further details from you to better understand what you are looking for in an attendance tracking feature and to address this as fast as possible:
- Are you looking to “add a tab”? (original request)
- Are you looking for a Gradebook-like experience to track student attendance throughout the class?
- Will this be used primarily for online classes and online training, or needed for physical classrooms too?
- If you would like the ability to download the student attendance list from within a Teams meeting, could you please upvote this related UserVoice feedback: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/599053/suggestions/39969796
We look forward to hearing from you!
Gordon Chang from Teams
Here's one possible solution for attendance outside of a video/audio class meeting. I conduct live class that looks more like a regular class (with limited screen time). Students start class with a 'Do Now' in the Group Chat portion of Teams. Please put an attendance report function in this Group Chat. Currently, analytics reports are delayed and of limited use, and (as a teacher) I do not have access.
Allow teachers to choose an 'Attendance' post when starting a new conversation. Right now, we can choose between an Announcement and a Conversation.
An Attendance post should limit student responses to reactions only.
For all students: limit recording student attendance to only choosing a reaction. The App can record the time that the student reacted so that teachers can see who is tardy. Teachers should be able to download an attendance report at any time.
Optional for Late students: teachers should be allowed to require a post for students who are late (in this post the student would explain the reason that they are tardy).
To improve Participation: A teacher could choose to post an 'Attendance' post more than once during a class period (especially if they could choose between requiring a reaction or a reply to a question).
Teachers should be able to download an Analytics reports which shows the time and duration of all student interactiions. Attendance reactions, posts, etc
We need track teachers attendance too
Tasneem Jamali commented
To answer your question:
1. Yes for teachers
3. Online classes only, but better if we could use physical classroom also
Ali alshmaery commented
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Try Insights. it pretty much does this and more.
Is it possible for a co-presenter to take attendance if they didn't set up the meeting?
3.We would like to use physical and online classroom.There are students physically and online in a class.
Tim Williams commented
Our high school equivalency program at the community college needs the ability to report the precise amount of time a student attends a virtual class meeting on teams (when did they arrive to the meeting and when did they leave). That would be amazing for us!
3. Physical classrooms too, since we may be using both physical and online at the same time with the same teacher.
4. Perfect, done.
For our purposes...
2. Yes (it would be great to be able to run reports and track attendance by student - even across classes by admins in a semester)
3. primarily physical classrooms, but meeting tracking integration would also be a huge asset
It would also be helpful to be able to customize options for attendance - e.g. Physically Present, Digitally Present, Absent, Excused Absence, Tardy, Auditor Absence, etc.
M Azharuddin commented
It should be like "Grade" tab. One tab "Attendance" where we can see list of student - day wise attendance fetched from channel meeting. When school resumes after lockdown - the ability for teachers to mark student present or absent manually for physical classes. Export to excel to download the same.
Gadebook-like experience to track online AND physical classroom attendance
Insights does this so I no longer need to vote in this.
Parvez Khan commented
Must needed feature for schools
I am looking to track student's attendance to classes on teams group calls.
I'd like to add my voice to this request - we are moving ahead into possible long term online classrooms using Teams, without an integrated attendance solution. Microsoft marketing Teams as an Education solution without this is laughable.
I would like to see if and when a student opened up our team or channel. Right now, I have no way of knowing who is actually using my team unless they post a message,
I think this should involve 'analytics' - we should be able to see which users are using the system and which aren't - who is checking work, etc. as a teacher this is needed to monitor who we should help! Please give us that options within analytics - it would surely be simple?
Jan van Elderen commented
Would be a really great added value! As Breda University of Applied Science we need this