General attendance policy
At the end of the semester, attendance records are pulled automatically from the attendance website to SAIS for final grade inputs.
Attendance records can only be modified through the attendance website. In SAIS they are viewable only.
Attendance checking for online students
If a student is attending online, you will need to manually mark them as present on the website.
Signing in through the attendance app only works when students are physically present in the classroom. (The app uses Bluetooth to connect to a beacon in the classroom.)
The attendance website is not linked to Zoom meeting logs or any data from SMART such as progress reports.
The video here shows how you can export the attendees for any Zoom meeting.
It's strongly recommended that you tell students to include their student ID in their Zoom display name to make it easier to identify them.
If you have students' IDs and the number of minutes they were present, you can use a spreadsheet to create a sorted attendance record.
This will make inputting attendance data much easier.
A spreadsheet prepared for this purpose is available here.