Qwickly will be releasing a Final BETA of Qwickly Attendance (Summer 2016) today, June 16, 2016 with a final release scheduled for Thursday July 22, 2016. We've been hard at work adding the most requested features and some functionality we know our users have been wanting. So here are the 10 reasons you're going to love Qwickly Attendance for Blackboard Learn even more than you already do:
1. Excused Absences
Instructors can now mark students as "excused" which completely takes that session out of the attendance equation. They do not receive points for the day, nor lose points; the date is also not counted as an absence. Essentially the student is completely excused from being counted that session.
2. Customized Statuses
Each status supports having some percentage of an absence and points, allowing you to tap into the powerful attendance algorithm beneath Qwickly Attendance. Create statuses like Tardy, Bonus, Early Departure, and have them tap into the power of the Qwickly Attendance grading and absence algorithm.
3. Updated User Interface
Qwickly Attendance has a familiar but updated interface with a sleek design that makes space for the newest features of Qwickly Attendance.
4. Improved Admin Control
System Admins can now control which features of Qwickly Attendance instructors can use.
5. Customized email alerts
Instructors can have automated email alerts sent to students that have been customized by the instructor to include their own message.
Comments can be associated with each attendance record, allowing instructors to keep track of reasons for absence or other notes.
7. Multiple sessions per day with column labeling
There is no limit to the number of times you can take attendance in a day. For easy identification of a session, instructors can label the session.
8. Delete sessions
Instructors can now delete a session entirely instead of simply resetting the attendance for that date.
9. Faster Setup
The Qwickly Attendance screen has been simplified so getting to use the tool for the first time is much faster.
10. Absence and Point Statistics
Now instructors can see the number of absences and the point values associated with student records in the Attendance Record screen. These stats are also included when they download to a CSV file.
Qwickly Attendance is part of the Qwickly Building Block and can be downloaded at http://www.goqwickly.com/download
Version 3.4 will support all the features above and more!