Note : Before you proceed with the following instructions, back up the database. If your organization integrates multiple Blackbaud products, refer to the Additional Requirements section of the backup article.
  1. Go to Attendance and click Globally add attendance.
  2. Select the appropriate school, academic year, session and term.
  3. In the Code field, select the attendance code to add.
  4. In the Call type field, select the type of phone call to associate with the attendance code.
  5. In the Comments field, enter any necessary comments.
  6. In the Date from and to fields, enter the date range to add the attendance. If entering attendance for one day, make both fields the same date.
  7. In the Period absent for each day field, select All Day or specific times
    Note: If the academic year is set up to track attendance by day only, All Day is automatically selected and the field is locked.
    Note: If the selected attendance code is not allowed for daily entry, specific times is automatically selected.
  8. If 'specific times' is selected in the Period absent for each day field, enter the starting and ending times or periods
    Note: If the Allow class meetings to occur only use periods checkbox is marked on the associated timetable, the Start period and End period fields appear. If this checkbox is not marked on the timetable, the Start time and End time fields appear.
  9. To replace any existing attendance entries, mark Overwrite existing entries.
  10. In the filter grid, filter on the appropriate students.
    Note: For the course and class filters, the students must be enrolled in a class for the timeframe entered for the Period of absence for each day field to be included in processing.
  11. To create a query of the included students with attendance successfully added, mark Create an output query of students with attendance added.
  12. To create a query of students without attendance added, mark Create an output query of students with exceptions.
  13. Click Add Attendance Now .
Also review How to globally delete attendance.

Alternative solution for previous versions:

  1. In Attendance, click Enter Class Attendance.
  2. Select the appropriate Class.
  3. Enter the attendance code for the first student.
    Note: Use the attendance code that will apply to the most students in the class
  4. Right-click on the attendance code and select Fill Down.
  5. Change the attendance code for the appropriate students.
OR
  1. In Attendance, click Enter Daily Attendance.
  2. Choose to Enter attendance by: Day and Show students by: Query.
  3. Select the desired query of students.
  4. Enter the attendance code for the first student.
    Note: Use the attendance code that will apply to the most students.
  5. Right-click on the attendance code and select Fill Down.
  6. Change the attendance code for the appropriate students.