Qwickly Attendance Pro has been enabled in all Temple University Canvas courses for the fall 2020 semester. Instructors are required to ensure that attendance is recorded for each in-person or synchronous remote meeting using an online attendance system designated by the university. The primary reason for documentation of attendance is to facilitate contact tracing if a student or instructor tests positive for COVID-19. Recording of attendance will also provide an opportunity for outreach from student services and/or academic support units to support students should they become ill.
Qwickly allows instructors to easily do this through an integration in our Learning Management System, Canvas.
Instructors who would like a short guide to setting up and using Qwickly can read the Getting Started with Qwickly guide for the Fall 2020 semester. If you prefer watching a video, the Center for Advanced Teaching created a video demonstrating how to set up and use Qwickly in your Canvas course.
Students who wish to confirm their attendance for a class session can do so through a web browser (on your laptop, desktop, or smart device) or through the Canvas app (available on the Apple Store for iOS and Play Store for Android). Once your instructor starts a check-in session (they'll let you know), navigate to your class in Canvas, click Attendance, enter a PIN (if your instructor requires it) and click "Check In."
The above "Getting Started with Qwickly" document was created by ITS for use at Temple, and should be used to initially configure Qwickly in your Canvas course. If you want a longer explanation of attendance, Qwickly has a support document available that covers the topic in more detail, although it is not specifically tailored to Temple.
Many faculty have asked questions about the attendance policy during Qwickly webinars, and the questions and answers have been collected in this Frequently Asked Questions document.
The university has provided required and suggested language for faculty syllabi about taking attendance in their COVID-19 Syllabus Guidelines document.
If an instructor configures Check-In to use a PIN, the students will be able to enter the PIN in a box above the Check-In button. If no PIN is configured, the students will only have the Check-In button to click.
If you are taking attendance for a Canvas course with multiple sections enrolled, you can list "All Students" from the Full List tab in Qwickly, or you can choose individual sections.