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Canvas - How do I create a seating chart?

You can use the Canvas attendance tool to create a seating chart. You can print or save the seating chart with the screenshot feature on your computer.

Add the Attendance tool to your Canvas course navigation menu

Click on Settings in the course menu.

Click on Navigation tab.

Locate Attendance in the list of tools.

Click the 3 vertical dots located to the right and select Enable.
enable navigation

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save.

Populate your seating chart 

Click on the Attendance tool now located on your navigation menu.
attendance in navigation
Click on Class, located at the top in the gray header.

Click on the Edit Seating Chart tab.

class in seating chart

All student names will appear in the left-hand column. Click and drag each student name onto the grid.

Arrange the names by clicking, dragging and dropping, according to the social distancing layout of the classroom.
seating chart with students


Tips & Tricks

If you are looking to print this seating chart or save it, use the screenshot tool on you computer to do so.

24/7/365 Canvas Support is available through the help icon in Canvas, by calling the phone support for faculty, staff and students or email us directly at

Keywords:attendance; roster; rollcall   Doc ID:98069
Owner:Stephanie S.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2020-02-18 16:34 CDTUpdated:2022-10-07 09:04 CDT
Sites:UW-La Crosse
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