Tracking Student Participation Through Attendance
The Attendance App.
The Attendance application was developed by Web Services in collaboration with the Academic Technology Team to provide instructors with a method of tracking attendance. After other third party applications and polling software was researched it became clear that this application would serve a large section of the UMass Lowell community.
Instructor Quick Guide (pdf) - Attendance data can be used to compute participation points, in accordance with the course syllabus. Often class engagement and participation can be used as an indicator for student success. Go to uml.edu/attendance to get started.
Student Quick Guide (pdf) - Students can access the attendance app with any device by logging in with your student email credentials. Students can check their own records from the Records option on the menu.
BLACKBOARD ATTENDANCE (pdf) - Blackboard has a built in Attendance feature that allows the faculty member to enter attendance manually. Points can be associated and displayed as a Score or Percentage.
For information about the two attendance tools and which one would work best for your courses, email: email@example.com.