From: Yaritza Brinker <YBrinker**At_Symbol_Here**FELE.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Documentation question
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2021 20:25:17 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
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I recently used MS Teams for a safety training. Going into it, I had the same concern as you. How do you keep track of attendance?

MS Teams does have a participant tracking feature that allows you to track who joined the training, when they joined, and when they left. When they left is important in my book because if a person lingers after the training is over, then he/she has stopped paying attention or, worse, may have walked away from the computer.

Teams allows you to deliver the training as a regular Meeting or as a Live Event. I haven't used the live event option as a presenter, but I have as an attendee and I recommend it for long training sessions. The live event option allows you to break up the training into separate pre-scheduled sessions throughout the day. This allows your participants to have pre-scheduled breaks. Also, participants have to join each session separately. (They can't just turn off the screen saver and walk away for however long).

(1) This feature is available to the organizer and the organizer only.
(2) You must manually enable the feature. If you work at a place with an all mighty IT department, then you might need to have them enable this feature for you. How and when to enable the feature differs between a meeting and a live event. If you don't do it at the right time, then the data won't be compiled.
(3) The organizer must manually download the attendance report before logging off and manually save it to their computer. If you end the session without downloading, the data is lost.

Here's some links to relevant MS Teams Help articles:

Download attendance reports in Teams

Get an attendee engagement report for a Teams live event

Participate in a Q&A in a live event in Teams

Poll attendees during a Teams meeting

Good luck,
Yaritza Brinker

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When doing virtual training that requires legal documentation of attendance (DOT/EPA/OSHA) how do you document participation? In particular, how can this be done on MS Teams platform?

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