There are two new features associated with taking attendance:
- Set All Students to Present
- Add Comment When Taking Attendance
Set All Students to Present
This feature will allow you to quickly set all of the students to whatever the value is that represents Present/Active in your school. As you can see,
there is a new button that has been added to the area for taking attendance. When you click this button, any student who has not already had attendance taken, will be marked as having been present and active.
Of course, these values in the drop down can be changed on a student by student basis. This will allow you to quickly set all the students to active and adjust the student's attendance as needed.
Add Comment When Taking Attendance
Enriching Students has always allowed you to add a comment when scheduling students. However, there hasn't been a way to add a comment when taking attendance. For example, if you are marking a student has present but inactive, it would be nice to have the option to explain why you made that selection.
You can now do just that! As you can see in the image below,
there is now a field that will allow you to add a comment when taking attendance. You can see that the comment added when the appointment was created still appears. But next to each drop down attendance list is a text box that will allow you to add a comment regarding the attendance. Simply type a value into the field and tab out; the data will be saved automatically.
Note, you don't have to add a comment. You may use the field if you wish, but it is not a requirement.