[Attendance] Roll Call Assignment visibility for Observers

Problem statement:

Currently, Observers cannot see the Roll Call Attendance Assignment. When they click on the assignment they receive the message "You do not have permission to launch this tool." Many even receive notifications that the assignment has been graded, but cannot see the assignment itself. Most Observers in the K-12 environment are parents who are interested in seeing their child's attendance record. In some cases, especially in Middle and High School, there may be situations where the parents are concerned that their child is missing school or arriving late and this tool as currently configured is a missed opportunity for helping parents monitor their child's attendance.

Proposed solution:

Observers should be able to see the Roll Call Attendance Assignment just as students are. If Observer permissions are configured to allow them to see other assignments and grades, the Roll Call Assignment should be no exception. https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Student-Guide/How-do-I-view-my-Roll-Call-Attendance-report-as-a-s...

User role(s):


Added to Theme

Improve Observer Experience Theme Status: Identified

Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Open
Community Member

AGREE! The Canvas Attendance tool is exceptionally poorly designed and not useful. It needs to be completely overhauled. Lots of problems with it. Faculty have been complaining about it for YEARS but it seems that nothing is being done about it. VERY FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Added to Theme