Recording attendance in Zoom classes is a common and essential classroom task. Watch the video below to learn how you can check for student attentiveness in an online class.
Video demo of automatic Zoom attendance in Acadly
During a Zoom-powered online class on Acadly, an instructor can click a button to launch "attendance checks" multiple times. When a check is launched, students are prompted to confirm if they are watching the video. At any time, the instructor can stop the attendance process and make the prompt disappear.
Students are not notified about an attendance check via any notifications outside of the Acadly web or mobile app.
Multiple checks can be launched during a meeting, and the instructor is shown the number of checks that students respond to.
A student is marked as Present if they respond to at least one check.
Students who respond to fewer than 80% of all checks are highlighted in the Acadly interface.
Attendance statuses of all students can be modified manually be the Class In-Charge or the Class Assistant. The records can be modified after the lecture too.
All attendance records can be downloaded to CSV files after the lecture. Files include students' email addresses too.
Step 1: Professor starts the Attendance Check
During the online class, the professor can click the RECORD ATTENDANCE button to initiate the check. This can only be done after the broadcast has been started.
Figure 1: RECORD ATTENDANCE button on the Class page
Step 2: Students see a prompt inside their Zoom meeting on Acadly
The prompt is shown to students irrespective of the device on which they are logged in (website or Android/iOS app).
Figure 2: Attentivity prompt in full-screen mode
Figure 3: Attentivity prompt in normal mode
Step 3: The professor can view aggregate or detailed results
On the Activities tab of the Class Page, the professor can view a summary of the attendance check and the option to stop the attendance process at anytime.
The attendance check ends automatically after 3 minutes, and the prompt disappears from students' devices.
Figure 4: Activities tab while attendance is being recorded
On the Attendance tab, the professor can view the detailed records including information about the number of checks a student has responded to.
Figure 5: Attendance tab
The option to download the attendance results to a CSV file is available on the Attendance tab after the lecture ends.
Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org in case you have any questions or feedback about Acadly's Zoom class attendance process. Happy teaching!