Qwickly Attendance Pro: Pre-creating courses by importing them from your LMS

NOTE: This feature is currently only available for clients using Blackboard Learn or Canvas

NOTE FOR CANVAS ADMINS: To use this feature, please add the following value to Qwickly's Developer Key Redirect URIs: https://www.qwickly.tools/redirect/

Qwickly Attendance Pro allows administrators to pre-create courses each semester by importing them from the LMS. Qwickly imports the courses from the LMS using REST APIs to get all courses which are available and have a specified value in the Course ID/Course code.

To access this, admins can go to their instance's Qwickly Attendance Pro page and navigate to "More Options". Here, they can click on the "Pre-create Courses" Panel.

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This will take the users to the course pre-creation form. All new courses will be assigned the semester which has been selected as the "Current Semester" in their instance's Attendance settings (schools which have not previously selected a current semester value will be prompted to do so. Here is more information on how to set up semesters).

The user will then be prompted for a course ID filter to load a specific set of courses. (The provided screenshot uses an example of "2020")

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Once submitted, the page will display courses imported from the LMS which are available, have the selected filter value in their course ID/course code and have not configured Attendance. 

Courses can be individually unselected before pressing "Submit" to create the courses.

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Once submitted, the final message appears. A large number of courses may take some time to finish creating so the admin can check back to Attendance Pro later to view all courses that have been created.

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How to know that the courses have been successfully Imported

- By going to Course Reporting > All Courses > Session Information report. This displays all of the courses for the selected semester

- You can also view all of your courses by going to Setup > Manage Course Semesters. This displays all of your courses which have opened or been loaded into Attendance.

 

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