This robust course tool enables faculty to take attendance that is automatically graded in the Blackboard Grade Center. Faculty can take attendance using an attendance list on screen or allow students to check in on their own browser, complete with a PIN and countdown timer.
One very helpful feature is the ability to have an email automatically generated and sent to a student when they are marked absent. When the student sees the email that they were marked absent, they are more likely to respond and be in contact with the instructor.
The attendance record grid is color-coded and easy to read online. You also have the ability to download the record for the class.
You can also permit the students to see their own attendance record.
*This tool is especially helpful for tracking attendance at schools that require attendance confirmations.