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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra - Automatic Attendance

Let Blackboard collaborate take attendance and enter in your grade center for you.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra - Automatic Attendance

Let Blackboard collaborate take attendance for you.

Instructors can host a Blackboard collaborate session with the “tracking attendance setting” and it will automatically take attendance and record it in the Blackboard grade center.
This setting can now track and report student attendance in a live collaborate sessions, if this option is selected students are automatically marked present, late or absent.
This option also allows session reports that will allow you to review the time a student was in your session and number of times the may have re-entered.

To create a Bb collaborate session that tracks attendance follow these steps:
In your Blackboard course, go to Tools and click Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and select “Create Session” and give it a name and check any settings you need.

Guest Access and role for a guest lecturer (this will bypass Bb authentication and guest will log into collaborate room directly.
Start and end dates and time ** (NOTE: Do not choose No end date for Attendance).

Bb Collaborate session settings

2. Attendance is the last icon, let Bb Collaborate automatically take attendance and record it in the grade center for you!

bb collaborate attendance setting icon

The most important setting is “Share attendance information with LMS
bb collaborate session icon for LMS
*A tip about the setting, Required time in a session, I set mine for 75% to allow for students who may enter in and out due to connection issues (remember in the session reports you can verify how many times a student did re-enter your class.

bb collaborate attendance required time setting

When finished hit “Create”

 bb collaborate date range session dropdown

NOTE: If you do not see your session, click the session range drop down arrow.
NOTE: Where to find Bb collaborate attendance; in your Course Management, Control Panel, Attendance and in your grade center.

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Owner:Tammy C.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-08-22 10:40 CSTUpdated:2021-10-19 07:11 CST
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