The automatic attendance feature works only for students using the Acadly app. If you do not have the app installed, please download the iOS or Android app, as applicable.

If you haven't given the app the permissions it asks for, or if you're not sure if you have given the app the permissions it asked for, please delete and reinstall the app.

Installing the app will not automatically resolve the issue for an ongoing lecture. However, this will ensure ensure that this doesn't recur in future lectures.

If you're reading this while you're still inside the classroom

Please contact your professor at the end of the lecture about this. They will be able to change your attendance status to "Present" manually at their end.

1/3 Automatic (app-only) vs. Manual (on app & web) Attendance

A professor has two ways to record attendance using Acadly - manual and automatic. The manual process is straightforward - your professor would do a roll call or use a similar verification mechanism and check off your name in a list of students (class roster) that they see on their phone/computer. 

2/3 Checking your attendance status

To view your updated attendance status, go to the attendance tab at any time. Your attendance status will be one of the following:

  1. Absent - If you are not physically present inside the classroom during a lecture, your default attendance status stays "absent".

  2. Present - You can be marked present only by the professor. As explained earlier, they can use manual or automatic attendance to do so.

  3. Late - Professors can manually mark students as Late for tardiness in showing up. Acadly does not automatically assign this status.

  4. Excused - Professors can manually mark students as Excused from attending class. Acadly does not automatically assign this status.

3/3 If your professor used the automatic attendance feature and you weren't marked present, make sure your phone is set up as described below

The automatic attendance or instant roll calls feature works only if you're using
the Acadly app.

"I'm using the website"/ "My attendance status is not 'Present' even though I'm on the app and attending the lecture"

If you're using the website (desktop or mobile), you will not be marked present automatically. To get your attendance recorded, please speak with your professor as soon as the lecture ends. They will need to change your attendance status manually.

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