Qwickly Attendance LTI: System Settings Overview


  1. Allow Instructors to Customize Statuses: Allows instructors to create course-specific statuses
  2. Allow Group and Section Integration: Allows instructors to take attendance by groups or sections in a course
  3. Allow Grade Center Integration: Instructors can choose to push Attendance Grades to the gradebook or grade center
  4. Cache Student Data with Qwickly: Qwickly will save user information such as name, username, etc. By default, Attendance LTI gets all it’s data via REST APIs and saves no user values. Enabling Data storage with Qwickly allows up to save the data obtained via REST APIs allowing for quicker retrieval in the future and enhances the tools performance. More information on this setting can be found here.
  5. Restrict Attendance Taking to One session per day: If enabled, only one session can be taken in a day for Attendance
  6. Manage Custom Associated IDs for students: Instructors can assign an ID for each individual student which can be used as an alternate identifier, especially for Card Reader mode.
  7. Allow Absence Email: Instructors can choose to send emails to students marked absent in their courses.
  8. Allow Student Check In: Instructors can use Check-In Mode to take Attendance in their course
  9. Show 'Other Name' Beside Student Name: Display the "Other Name" field next to student names in the Attendance tool (This feature is Blackboard only).
  10. Allow User Activity Mode: This enables the Online User Activity Mode of Attendance taking (requires an Attendance Pro license to be enabled)
  11. Configure Course Roles that Can Use Attendance: Add custom Instructor-level roles or Student-level roles which can use the Attendance tool
  12. Select a timezone: Select your timezone which the Attendance record dates will be based on.


  1. Full Export: This allows you to download all the attendance data from your instance. There is also a static URL link (found in the Link to Download) which downloads the export file directly. A Course Code can be entered to filter the download by specific courses.
  2. Starfish Export: This download is similar to the full export but reformatted to produce a file that is formatted for importing to Starfish retention products.

  1. Absence Email Template: The default absence email template. The given variables (if used) will be replaced by their actual values when sending emails
  2. User Default for all absence emails: If this is selected, all absence emails sent from your institution will follow the default template defined in the previous setting.

  1. Photostore Integration On/Off: Toggle Photostore Integration for your instance
  2. Photostore URL: Set the URL from which photos will be accessed. Include any necessary webservice keys and place '[identifier]' where the student identifier should appear.
  3. Student Identifier: Set the field used for identifying students. This value will be appended to the above URL when requesting photos.
  4. Optional Encryption: No default encryptions currently supported in Attendance LTI. if you would like more information on this field, please contact Qwickly.
  5. Test Image: If correctly configured, this field uses the Photostore URL and Student Identifier to display an image to let you know your configuration is accurate.

  1. Card Reader Support On/Off: Toggle Card Reader mode for your instance
  2. Alternate Identifier On/Off: Use an alternate identifier for your instance's card reader attendance. The default identifier (when Alternate Identifier is turned off) is the SIS ID.
  3. Alternate Identifier Values: A list of potential alternate identifier values.

  1. Order: The order in which the statuses appear when listed in a course
  2. Name: The name of the status
  3. Points: The percentage value of the points this status is worth
  4. Absence: The percentage value of the absence this status is worth
  5. Color: The color assigned to the status
  6. Show: Toggle if the status is shown in courses
  7. Delete: Remove a custom-made status
  8. Add status: Add a new custom-made status

  1. Add Semester: Add a semester that your courses will be able to select when configuring their courses. You can give your semester a name, a code, a start and an end date. The example semester has been configured with the name "Fall 2018", the code "FA2018", the start date 2018-10-01 to 2018-10-31.
  2. Select Current Semester: The semester that has been chosen as the "current semester" is the first option the instructors of a course will see when they are setting up their courses.
  3. Delete Selected Semester: If you click on the trash bin logo next to a semester, that semester will be deleted

  1. Instance URL Name: Assign a unique keyword to get a unique URL, which your instructors can then navigate to to log into Qwickly Attendance.
  2. This feature is being beta tested and will only be available to certain users.

  1. Select Attendance Mode: Pick the method of Attendance taking for your scheduled session (options are Check-In or Card-Reader Mode)
  2. Session Duration: Duration (in minutes) of the scheduled attendance session.
  3. Session Countdown Timer: Time length (in minutes) before a scheduled session after which a user will see a message notifying them of an upcoming scheduled session
  4. This feature is being beta tested and will only be available to certain users.


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