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Excused Absence and Total Attendance Sessions

Question asked by Mallory Smith on Feb 12, 2019
Latest reply on Sep 16, 2019 by Katherine Senko

Regarding the Roll Call Attendance tool:

One of our instructors needs to mark the entire class with an excused absence for a couple of dates due to snow days. According to the Canvas Guide, "The unmarked attendance status also indicates an excused absence." However, since attendance is calculated based on the number of days attendance is taken, leaving all the students unmarked means the day is not counted towards the total. This skews the grades so that each absence is a greater penalty due to fewer class sessions being taken into account. 

Has anyone found a workaround for this? As I understand it, badges do not affect the calculation of scores and don't seem to adequately address the issue. 

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