If your instructor has assigned attendance grades, you can view your overall attendance grade and detailed records.

For each class meeting, instructors can mark whether you were present, late, absent, or excused. Each status is assigned a percentage out of 100. Your accumulative attendance grade is based on 100 percent.

Your instructors can use your attendance grade as part of your overall course grade. Also, some institutions and programs have attendance policies that require instructors to track the number of class meetings students have missed.

Check your attendance grades

You can access your overall attendance in a course from these course areas:

  • Course Grades page
  • Global Grades page
  • Course Content page
  • Activity stream

Course Grades page

In a course, select the Gradebook icon on the navigation bar to access your Course Grades page and view your overall attendance grade. Select Attendance to open up the panel to view details of each course meeting. You can view a summary and easily see how many class meetings you've missed.

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Global Grades page

In the list where your name appears, select Grades.

Your grades are organized by course and term in alphabetical order. Select the Attendance link to view details.

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Course Content page

After your instructors assign attendance grades, you can access the details on the Course Content page. Select the Attendance link in the Details & Actions panel.

Activity stream

You can view your overall attendance grade from your activity stream, but you can't access the details.

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Watch a video about checking grades

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Video: Check grades explains how to check your grades in Blackboard Learn.

Check grades video

Attendance and your overall grade

Your instructor can use your attendance grade in the calculation of your overall grade.

The overall grade helps you keep track of how you're doing in each of your courses. You can see if you're on track for the grade you want or if you need to improve.

If your instructor has set up the overall grade, it appears on your global Grades page and inside your course on your Course Grades page. Select the grade to learn more about how it's calculated.

The Overall Grade panel shows you how items and categories are weighted. The percentage listed with each entry shows how much it contributes to your overall grade calculation.

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