Blackboard Attendance

Blackboard Attendance

For each class meeting, you can mark whether a student is present, late, absent, or excused. The attendance records for each student appear in a single column next to other grades. On the Attendance page, profile pictures appear so you can easily identify students.

To View Attendance Feature:


  1. Set your attendance Setting: Click on the gear that appears in the upper left-hand corner.
  2. Set your percentage for Present, Late, and Absent.
  3. Click on the X to close the screen

Attendance Display Options:

  1. Overall shows all the days marked for attendance
  2. Meeting shows the current date to enter attendance

To add a date (in case you missed taking attendance on a day):


  1. Point to a line between two dates and click on the plus sign. It will automatically add a column and set the date as the next day available (e.g. This would add 3/20/19).

Editing a date/attendance

Tools–>Attendance–>Overall view–> click on the date

Downloading Attendance

Tools–>Attendance–>Overall view–> click on Export button



Quotes from faculty:

“I am using it and it works great.  It is so nice that it automatically calculates the grade and puts it in the grade book.  One less thing that I have to do.” …Wendy W.