There are many simple ways of tracking student attendance or marking down grades. Why should you trouble yourself with learning a new tool?
There are several advantages of an online service over traditional methods. First, there is no longer a need to manage files and spreadsheets. An online service is also assured to persist and backup your information so there is no longer any fear of losing it. Sophisticated services can also offer additional tools, such as graphs, periodical reports and alerts.
After failing to remember to write down attendance for several consecutive classes, I have decided to search for a tool which makes it easier. After a quick search in Google, I arrived to MyAT.
MyAT is a simple tool for taking attendance and for grading. After registering for the service, new classes can be created. For creating a class, one can mark the days of the week the class is taking place as well as the names of the participating students.
When opening the service after a class, one can access the classes dashboard.
Using this menu, absence or tardiness can be tracked. More options are available in the Settings menu.
This tool can also help tracking the grades of quizzes and examinations.
NyAT also provides several different ways to access the gathered data. Beyond checking the directly, different reports can be generated.
The welcome screen also contain a graph of the monthly absences.
It can also be used in order to generate blank attendance sheets to be used in class.
The tool is based on the “Pay What You Think Is Fair” Pricing model.