Is there a way to see a list of the dates that a student was absent?
Hi Katherine Dougherty - Unfortunately not within the regular instructor's user interface within Canvas. (Ironically, a recent update to Canvas allows individual students this luxury, but not faculty! For grins, run a search in the Community on roll call attendance and see the angst it has provoked over the years.)
Anyway, I realize you wanted dates but if you're happy with just numbers, a quick-and-dirty method is by heading to ANY date in the Attendance menu item (it does not matter which one) and simply click the More button shown below to give you a listing of the number of times a student was present/absent/tardy:
Otherwise, the ONLY way you can retrieve a list of dates by student is to run a Roll Call Attendance report. A link to a CSV file will be emailed to you, which you can open up in Excel. The simplest way to run a check of days/present absent is to SORT the column that contains your student's names. (In most cases, that will likely be column H). Once the names are in order, you can quickly scan down the listing. There are other things you can do with this CSV file, and I wrote a document in the Community on the topic, but I prefer not to toot my own horn. But let me know if you want a direct link to it if you can't find it.
But simply sorting by the name column in the CSV file will probably be sufficient to answer your question regarding seeing a listing of the dates.
Hope this helps!
Retrieving data ...