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Roll Call Attendance tool for self hosted Canvas

We are considering using a self hosted version of Canvas.  We need to know if the Roll Call Attendance tool is available for the self hosted version of Canvas.  Are there other popular or important plug in's/apps that are not available with the self hosted version of Canvas?

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 @jon_fuller , from the responses on this question - PDF Viewer and Media Player missing in Open Source Canvas LMS? - it sounds like Attendance is not included. This discussion also has additional information about what isn't included with the Open Source version of Canvas.

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Hello  @jon_fuller ‌...

I thought that I would check in with you because we haven't heard from you since you first posted this question to the Canvas Community on March 24th.  Have you had a chance to review the above reply from  @kona ‌?  If so, did it help to answer your question?  Or, are you still looking for some help with your question?  If Kona's response did answer your question, please feel free to mark her response as "Correct".  However, if you are still looking for some help, please let the Canvas Community members know that by posting a message below.  Since there hasn't been any new activity in this thread for well over a month, I'm going to mark your question as "Assumed Answered", but that won't keep you or others from posting additional questions or comments related to your initial question below.  I hope this is okay with you, Jon.  Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

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We installed Canvas from Bitnami. But we found that there is no tool to track attendance.

We tried to install it through the github instruction Roll Call Attendance Tracker. But nothing came of it. Errors are everywhere all the time.

I asked question FIRST and SECOND on the Bitnami Community, they answered that Canvas from Bitnami does not use docker, so a different installation path is needed.

Hi @zentrum,

According to the guide you need to run Canvas with Docker to install rollcall. Our solution doesn't use docker to run the application so the creators should provide you another way to install it. I suggest you ask in the community forums of the application itself.


Hi @zentrum,

As @jsalmeron mentioned in his last message, we don't have that level of expertise in the application so we suggest you ask in the community forums of the application

Our solution doesn't use docker to run the application so they should provide you an alternative way to do so. They know how the tool and the application work.


On the github, the instructions for setting the roll call attendance read as follows:

Roll Call can be run locally on your machine or with Docker. These instructions assume you are using Docker.

I asked a github question about other installation paths, but no one answered. Please tell me how to install this without docker? How I can run Roll Call locally on machine?

Is there any other, easier way to install roll-call attendance tool to Canvas from Bitnami?

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Were you able to install the roll call tool for a self-hosted environment? I am in the same boat and am looking for some clear directions on how to install. 

Christian C. 

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Community Contributor

If it helps Im not seeing it installed at our institution (self-host) on either test or production. So im assuming its not available.

Sorry to jack your post but given a few of us self-host Canvas users Im wondering if there is a list of features NOT available for self-host Canvas? Differences etc?

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Hi, checking to see if a non docker solution exists for this in the present time

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