Attendance Monitoring on Moodle

Self-registered attendance is now coming to Kent for all timetabled learning activities using our virtual learning environment in Moodle. 

When can I use the system? 

The attendance functionality within Moodle is rolling out across the University – you will need to begin using it from Monday 26 September.  

What does the system do? 

You will be able to log attendance using Moodle at the start of timetabled activities (credit bearing modules only).  

At the start of each timetabled event, the lecturer or session leader will open Moodle to display a password code to students within the first few minutes. 

You will have 20 minutes from the scheduled start time of the event to mark yourself present, using the password code displayed, by clicking on the attendance activity on your Moodle module, entering the password code and then marking yourself present. 

Recording attendance will help us see where students might be struggling and offer support. It will also help us make sure everyone is meeting their attendance requirements – for example if your attendance is required for a professional accreditation or your student visa. 

How do I learn to use the system?  

Please follow the link below to watch our training video. 

Video: Register your attendance with Moodle 

How do I access the system? 

  • You can find further information on accessing Moodle on our E-Learning webpage. You can use a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer to access the system. Every student has access to the system, but you don’t have to use it for attendance monitoring until it rolls out in your area. 
  • On a laptop/ PC: Navigate to the attendance system in your web browser and add a bookmark as you normally would. 
  • On a smartphone / tablet: On both Android and iOS devices you can add a shortcut icon on your home screen that will go directly to the attendance system, so you can access it quickly and easily. This will appear just like the icons you use to open apps.