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?
Hello awesome educators. Within the Insights tab educators now have access to engagement data including when students work on assignments, files, conversations/chat, and meetings. Please see this article for additional details:
As always, we appreciate your feedback.
Wendy Milson commented
Could you please add an option to have the attendance file automatically download when the meeting is closed? AND save the file using the meeting name as the file name. Greatly appreciate it
Insights seems to have some issues as when I have used it it has said that a student was not in a lesson and I know that they were. So not sure if there is an issue with it, it also sometimes says that they are in the lesson when I (teacher) request them to join but I know that they have not come into the lesson
Insights is great but often makes mistakes. I have had work from students and insights still suggests that they are absent. This does not relate to a particular device or operating system
Bob Reilly commented
The inability to track and report class attendance is a major gap in what is otherwise an effective tool for education. The current "solution" creating an app using Power Tools Power-Automate-Power Shell-Sharepoint is unworkable.
Insights works great, but it doesn't record any data from guest users, which makes it a big problem for tracking attendance from students. Is there any way to obtain attendance reports from guest users?
Include in the attendance list to separate the users/student that were in the meeting and the ones that weren't (from the class team)
Please include email of students in assignments status (at least excel), I would like to get unique id.
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Guys, plz try out the INSIGHTS APP....It will give you updates on assignments, attendance, etc....Try it out..it will be really helpful !
Not sure how much further you are on with this but
This feature would be very useful. At the moment classes for attendance are created as a single event that the students return to each time. However in Insights it is then not possible to see the student attendance, only the fact that they have visited the channel. If a unique event is created for each class then this does produce clear attendance information in Insight but that means that every class must be created as a single event. AND staff in the Team are notified on each occasion even if they are not taking the class. Students will have 15 -25 events each week so this becomes a mammoth task.
Alan Mathison commented
1. It would be nice to add a tab in our main screen that we can go back and see who attended which meeting.
2. YES. Even better... have an option like a timed-out option so teachers can see if kids are still there. They need to click on a button every five minutes or else get kicked out of the meeting. We have two hour classes and can't keep track if they are still there or not.
4. YES I will vote for that.
Some children are not attend to the classes (Meeting) when their parents are unable to supervise. Even there is no option to the parents to check whether their child attend the class or not whenever they want to know. this give a chance to the children to mislead their parents, the parents are also feel insecure and they can't guide or counselling their children. So if we provide this option every student or his/her parent or the teacher can check their attendance report and accordingly they can take care. The attendance report form is better to give in attached file like calendar in teams.
Monthly attendance, weekly attendance percentage, and list of students with low attendance over a time period:
I am working in Shivaji College, University of Delhi, and classes and some other meetings are being taken on the Teams platform. Now for classes there is more or less a schedule which is more or less fixed with recurring classes being scheduled initially and if there is a need for additional classes or cancellations that may happen if needed . Personally, a channel for each subject is created in my app/account and each scheduled slot/class is shared to one of those channels. Also attendance is being downloaded near the end of every class in my classes. I have those individual excel sheets for each class/meeting for the three subjects allotted to me. Now there is a need for compilation of monthly attendance of each subject. Other things that have been asked for by college as periodical reporting are weekly attendance percentage of each class(average weekly attendance of each channel on my account) and list of students with low attendance over a time period(such a list for each channel of my account). Any and all help is welcome.
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!