Better way to handle substitute teachers and student attendance - Substitute teacher login or temporary class assignment for existing teacher subbing

It can be quite overwhelming for me to manually enter attendance each time we needed a sub. As it stands right now, I get a roster of that class with names checked off if present or tardy. I usually can't get to it right away, so I just collect the papers and try to enter in the attendance towards the end of the day or the next day.

If we could give substitute teachers a temporary login (if external) that's limited to attendance and viewing, say, the Bulletin Board and Topics areas, then they could not only take attendance, but also use some of the materials that a teacher has already provided for the students.

If it's an existing faculty member subbing, it would be nice to quickly give them substitute access to a class with those same limitations (not being able to access the grade book, etc.)

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  • Travis Thielmann commented
    10 Feb, 2022 01:02am

    Or it could be a different persona, that would be a way to solve this, but either way its a little bit shocking there is no good way to do this.

  • Casey Walters commented
    16 Nov, 2021 12:53pm

    It would be great if there was a dedicated substitute role that gave subs access to courses. Things to include access to rosters, infractions, seating charts, assignments, schedules, maybe even a dedicated page with instructions/helpful information.

  • Sarah McDermott commented
    22 Sep, 2021 07:56pm

    This would be extremely helpful, and it is a little disheartening to see that this Idea was created back in 2015 and no progress has been made. Please make a sub account a feature!

  • Bonnnie Moore commented
    14 Feb, 2020 01:26pm

    I agree with Derek, how is it possible that Blackbaud has not made this an option.  Take a look at Powerschool, this option has been a feature for a number of years now.  I do wonder if Blackbaud programmers are actual school users.   

  • Derek Ward commented
    8 Feb, 2019 03:34pm

    How is this still not a thing?  We usually don't use outside, dedicated substitute teachers, so I feel that giving the ability for a current teacher the ability to temporarily be a part of a class and take attendance is incredibly important.

  • Kristin McNeal commented
    2 Aug, 2017 10:57pm

    I would love a model like powerschool uses.  The sub could click on the teacher and then access only the attendance feature and be done.  It would make attendance and subs form efficient.

  • Guest commented
    11 Mar, 2016 07:20pm

    Admin should combine this with this idea: 

    Same request.

  • Guest commented
    21 Sep, 2015 07:16pm

    Our local public school used PowerSchool. They have a school login for substitute teachers; the sub selects the teachers name and can then take online attendance and see seating charts.  I hoped I could make this work in EE but it appears the only way would be to make the sub account a teacher for EVERY class which really isn't an option because then it would be on the report card as the second teacher.

    We need a substitute login with all of the teachers' schedules available on a dropdown menu.

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