If you've got the Student Profile: Action: Attendance: Administer All Students permission, you can edit marks for more than one student at a time, or for whole class, from the Students > Attendance Registers > Bulk Edit Marks pages. You can use whichever page best suits your needs.
You won't be able to edit any marks we migrated from your previous system from this page - you'll need to use the Edit Imported Marks page instead. See how to do this here: Editing attendance marks migrated from your old MIS and adding missing marks
On both pages:
- The table will default to show today's date and the smallest group of students at your school change these settings using the filters.
- You can click into the filters to select whether to include student's year group and registration form as columns in the table.
- Tick the boxes next to students and use the blue pencil icon to send an email, SMS or letters to students or guardians, and in-app messages to guardians. You can also add students to a custom group or intervention.
- Bulk change marks, or set marks to present, late or absent. You can also change the note using the bulk actions.
The Bulk Edit Marks Standard page
This page will show you a list of students, and the attendance marks recorded for their lessons, internal exclusions and interventions. No profile pictures and compact rows mean you can see and take action with many students without needing to scroll.
If your school uses timetable periods, each attendance mark will align with the correct timetable period. Column headers display as periods by default. If no periods are set up, you'll see the timeslot.
- A green tick means the student was present.
- A yellow clock means the student was late.
- A dash means no mark was recorded.
- A letter indicates the student was absent and for what reason.
Click on the green filter option at the top to choose a date range and student group, and choose to display the Year Group and Registration Form of each student.
As well as classes, marks for Internal Exclusions and Interventions are also shown so you can see if a particular student was meant to be out of lesson. If a student is registered in more than one session at once, all sessions will show (so you might see more than one mark in some slots).
You can also view Attendance Notes or log a Planned Absence right from this page - just hover over a mark in the table.
The Bulk Edit Marks Advanced page
This page will show you a list of students, and the attendance marks recorded for their lessons, internal exclusions and interventions. You can toggle which of these display using the filters bar at the top of the page.
See the profile picture of each student to quickly identify them. Each column shows the marks for one session, you can see more about the available marks here: Attendance codes and how they count towards statutory attendance
- Green marks mean the student was present.
- A yellow mark means the student was late.
- An orange mark means the student was Authorised Absent.
- A red mark means the student was Unauthorised Absent.
You can also view or add Attendance Notes - just hover over a mark in the table.
Click on the green filter option at the top to choose a date range and student group, and choose to display the Year Group and Registration Form of each student. You can also toggle lessons, internal exclusions and interventions.
Editing the marks
Editing the marks in bulk
Along with many other bulk edit options such as emailing guardians, there are four options to bulk edit marks:
- Bulk change marks
- Bulk set present
- Bulk set late
- Bulk set absent
Just select the students to change marks for, then click the blue pencil icon to select which option to use.
Select Bulk Change Marks to change all marks with the same attendance code to a different code. For example, if you want to change all your N codes to O codes just select the options below, then click Save Changes.
Select Bulk set Present, Bulk set Late, or Bulk Set Absent, to change all selected marks to present late or absent.
In the slide over, untick any roll calls and periods you don't want to amend the mark for.
At the bottom of the slide over you can then choose whether to overwrite all the marks or only fill in the blank marks, then click Bulk Set Marks.
Please note: Bulk editing cannot be done for future registers. Please instead schedule planned absences for the relevant students. To see how to do this, click here.
Switching on Bulk Mode on the Advanced page allows you to select any individual marks to change, for any session, for any students.
Please note that you can't update the attendance notes using this feature - you'll need to use the bulk actions shown above to do this.
Changing a single mark
You can change a single attendance mark for a student from a past register. You won't be able to edit marks for future lessons on this page. Just click the mark you'd like to change.
Click Edit in the slide over, then change the mark or note, or both.
To change a single mark from the Advanced page, just click on the mark you want to change and select the attendance mark.
Please note that you can't update the attendance notes using this feature - you'll need to use the bulk actions to do this.
Can we edit attendance marks for the future?
Our recommended way of entering future marks is to add a Planned Absence. These can be added for any student group, for any period of time, to automatically fill the register with the right attendance code.
Although the pre-fill planned absence mark will not pull through until the register is opened, you can still view these marks on the Advanced page.
Can we edit future marks from the Bulk Edit Marks pages?
As the Standard page does not display future attendance marks, this page can't be used to edit attendance marks in the future. You can edit marks for the future from the Advanced page.
From the Advanced page, you can edit future attendance marks for today using the bulk actions or by clicking into a mark.
For marks for dates after today's date, you won't be able to use the bulk actions, and clicking into each mark will take a long time. This is why we would recommend using a Planned Absence in this instance.
How to edit marks from the Advanced page
Once the register opens, if the pre-fill mark is changed in the register, this will update the Advanced page.
If you change the mark on the Advanced page, it will update it across the system.
For example, here I've updated a future blank mark to the I code.
On the student's profile, you'll be able to see the mark for the register, even though it hasn't yet been opened by the teacher.
Please note that if you were to change the mark back to a blank mark from the Advanced page, the register will still show on the student's profile.