This four-step process is probably the most straightforward solution for large, fully virtual classes.
Downloading Attendance Report From Zoom
Comparing the Zoom Attendance Report to Your Course Roster to Identify Absent Students
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This might be the simplest solution if you are teaching a small face-to-face or remote discussion class.
Canvas has a built-in tool that you can use to track attendance. Recording the attendance is a manual process but it is easy to do. If you have identified the students who were not in class, recording that information in the Attendance tool will only take a minute or two.
The Attendance is treated as an Assignment that can be included in your final grade calculations. You do not have to take attendance every class session in order for the tool to work. Grades are based on percentages. If you take attendance 10 times and a student was present 9 of the 10 days, then they will receive 90% of the total attendance points.
Using the Canvas Attendance Tool
The benefit of using quizzes is its flexibility: you can do knowledge checks, give credit for attendance and participation, or get student feedback with this method.