Qwickly Attendance allows Instructors to take attendance by groups or sections, based on the setup of their course.
Initially, Admins would need to enable the option "Group and Section Integration" in the Institution's Attendance setting.
Setting up at the Admin Level: This can be enabled by navigating to www.qwickly.tools > Manage Instances > Your Instance's Attendance settings. Here, the setting labeled "Group and Section Integration" can be enabled. Once done, the settings need to be saved.
How this option works by default
When Attendance taking by "Course Groups" or by "Course Sections" is selected, Instructors would see an option in the Attendance screen to select their group or section before they take Attendance (screenshots below):
These options are defaulted to the "All Students" option which allows instructors the ability to take attendance for the entire course without needing to select a specific subsection (in the event that they still want to take Attendance for the entire roster).
Is this causing any issue?
This workflow is causing confusion for certain instructors, who may not understanding that they have to select a particular group or section for attendance taking (if required by the institution).
The "All Students" default option does not store data about a user's groups or sections, so certain data required by the institution for reporting purposes may be missed by selecting the default all student attendance option.
How is this issue resolved?
Administrators now have a new option called "Require selection of student grouping when taking Attendance"
When this option is enabled, the option of "All Students" will no longer be defaulted for Attendance taking by group or section.
Instead, the option will default to blank. Instructors will have to choose a group or section, otherwise they will be prompted to choose a group or section if they attempt to submit attendance without selecting one.