Qwickly Attendance is an integrated Blackboard tool course tool that enables faculty to take attendance and can be 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.
Activate Qwickly Attendance in your Course
- Click on Customization and then Tool Availability.
2. Scroll down the list of tools to Qwickly Attendance and select the checkbox. .
3. Click Submit.
4. The Qwickly Attendance tool is now available under the Course Tools menu.
Set Up Qwickly Attendance for the first time when using it in each course. The first time you visit the tool in a course, you’ll need to complete the settings for the course. This can be as simple as clicking submit to accept the default settings. If you need to make changes later, you can visit the settings screen at any time. You will not be able to take attendance in a course until this set up is complete.
Start taking attendance. After your initial set up in the course, you will be automatically taken to the attendance taking screen when you visit Qwickly Attendance. Qwickly Attendance offers multiple ways to take attendance. You can take attendance with a student list or allow students to check in on their own computer. (Card reader mode is not enabled)
*We recommend using the taking attendance with the student list rather than student check-in feature, since the check-in feature is somewhat time consuming and requires students to log into the myCourses site from their devices in order to check-in for attendance.
Add Qwickly Attendance to the Course Menu (optional)- this creates an easy access point to take attendance without having to dig into the Blackboard tools menu for both faculty and students (The student view of attendance allows students to see their own attendance record and provides the link to check in, when a faculty member chooses to use student check in).