An instructor at our college has requested a note field in which he can record the reason for a student's absence, tardiness, or early departure. This field would attach to each attendance record (i.e. date).
There is a way to "Manage Badges" in the Attendance Tool where you can specify certain wording for some icons that might be a good alternative until a note field is created. You can learn more at: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13050-4152107406
Also, when you go to the Grades, look to the far right for the gear icon. When you click on it, you'll see an option to add a Notes Column within the Grades. Once added, you can drag the column to the very front next to the person's name and that might be another workaround there as well.
The ability to add comments would be great. I will dock students for things like being on their phone, or having their head down. It would also be nice to have another category (i.e. loss of participation points) as currently I just have to mark the as tardy when they are on their phone or have their head down.
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