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Excusing absences without taking them off of the total number absences

Question asked by Kelsey Harper on Aug 31, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 8, 2019 by Mark VanCleve



I have a policy in my class where students are allowed two absences per semester. I record absences using Roll Call Attendance and I haven't found this feature. How can I make certain absences not count toward the final grade without changing it to "Present?" In other words, I want it recorded on Canvas that the student was indeed gone that day but I don't want that particular absence to negatively affect their grade. 


Also, is there a way to write a note next to the absences/tardies? I teach a 2.5 hour class and it would be nice to make a note about if the student was 5 minutes late vs. 45 minutes late...