I have two sections of small group communication. All students are required to be in small groups the entire semester. I use the "groups" function in canvas where all groups essentially get their own "group shells."
I require students to hold weekly group meetings. Attending weekly group meetings is on the honor system. I do not currently offer points to attend weekly group meetings. Most students attend the weekly meetings. Some do not. I would like to hold students accountable for attending weekly group meetings. I do not attend the weekly group meetings. That is time the groups set aside to work on their group projects.
I am considering offering points for students to attend weekly group meetings, however, I have no way of tracking attendance within the "group shells." There is no "Attendance" tool on the left-hand side menu inside of the "group shells" for students to use. I understand there is the "Attendance" tool I can add to my course shell, but I am the only one with access to it. I would like students to be able to track group attendance electronically within canvas if possible.
How can I have students track group attendance for weekly group meetings? I would like to do this electronically in canvas as opposed to making the "leader" of each group take attendance manually and be responsible for posting attendance each week in their group shell.
Thank you for your time,