Taking attendance each day signals to students that you care about their attendance.

Setting Your Attendance Policy

As an instructor, you will be expected to set policies regarding attendance in your course. You may set different policies for different courses—lectures, seminars, labs, presentations. Students will want you to have a clear consistent and enforceable policy. 

The photo rosters on Canvas make attendance-taking easy even for classes of 50 or 60 students; just print out the pictures and circle them.

Read about Dartmouth’s attendance policy in the Student Handbook.