How do I take Attendance in Chalk?

Taking attendance has never been so easy! If you haven’t already done so, make sure to have your students created and enrolled in your classes in Markboard and your subjects included on your Timetable. Once that’s done, you have two places from which you can take your class attendance.

Taking Attendance From Planboard Day-View

In Chalk.com, Attendance is integrated right into Planboard, making it intuitive and quick to use.

Step 1:

From your day-view, you will see a button that says Take Today's Attendance button above the sticky note near the top right of the page. Clicking it will bring out the attendance sidebar.

Step 2:

When you do that, it will automatically expand out the current scheduled class that you have based on the current time. You will see your classlist appear with a checkmark and X icon next to each student’s name.

Step 3:

From here, simply mark the students that are absent by clicking on the X next to the student’s name. Want to make a note of students that were sick or late? You can add an additional note about a student's attendance.

Once you have finished taking the attendance, it will autosave the information and you can click outside of the sidebar to close it!

To see your class attendance record, you can do so from the Attendance app. To get there, simply click the View in Attendance link located at the top of the attendance sidebar or you can also hover the menu icon on the top left and select Attendance from the global menu. 

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From the Attendance Application

Step 1:

To access the Attendance app, hover over the menu icon on the top left and select Attendance from the global Chalk.com menu.

Step 2:

Once you are in the Attendance app, you will be able to view your class attendance record over a weekly timeframe. You can navigate between your classes by clicking on the class selector dropdown button near the top left. You can also navigate across different weeks by clicking on the left and right arrows or by clicking on the date within the header.

You can also input attendance records for today and previous dates. Click on a cell in the table and click on the X to mark the student as absent.

Note Off-days and future dates' attendance records are not editable.

Once you have finished taking attendance, it will autosave all the information!

Step 1:

When you open the Attendance app, you'll see a list of your classes for the day. Tap on the class for which you wish to take roll. 

Step 2:

By default, students are marked as present in the Attendance app. All you have to do is tap on a student's name and and you will be able to mark them absent - it's that easy! You can also swipe from right to left to mark a student as late. 

Step 1:

When you open the Attendance app, you'll see a list of your classes for the day. Tap on the class for which you wish to take roll. 

Step 2:

By default, students are marked as present in the Attendance app. All you have to do is tap on a student's name and and you will be able to mark them absent - it's that easy! You can also swipe from right to left to mark a student as late.