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Creating Attendance Schemes

An attendance scheme is used to determine what percentage of an attendance session a participant earns. The default System Scheme is fairly simple:

Present = 100%
Absent = 0%

But you can make the attendance scheme as complex as you'd like, using as many attendance statuses as you like. For example, if you are tracking daily class attendance and want to penalize participants for arriving to class late, your attendance scheme might look something like this:

Present = 100%
Tardy = 75%
Absent = 0%

To create an attendance scheme:

1. Click Attendance Schemes located at the top of the screen.

2. Click the New Scheme button.

3. Enter a Name for the attendance scheme.

4. Enter the Symbol you would like to appear when entering attendance data for each attendance status.

5. Enter the Status Full Name for each attendance status. This allows you to provide more description for each status.

6. Enter the Assigned % for each attendance status. This value must fall somewhere between 0 and 100.

Tip: If you leave the Assigned % field blank, selecting that status when entering attendance data will NOT affect a participant's overall attendance percentage negatively or positively.

7. By default, D2L provides you with three attendance statuses for your attendance scheme. If you would like more than three, enter the number of additional statuses you would like in the Add Statuses field and then click the Add Statuses link.

8. Click the Delete icon to the right of a status to remove it from the attendance scheme.

9. You may use the Order drop down menus to change the order of your statuses if you choose.

10. Click the Save button to save your attendance scheme.

11. Click the Close button to return to the Attendance Schemes page.

Once your new attendance scheme has been created, you'll need to connect it to the desired attendance register. You can find more information about this on our Using Attendance Schemes help page.