Parent Excused Absence System
I know that parents have the ability to respond to attendance phone calls to report their child's absence is excused and the reasoning, but that only works when a parent answers the live phone call. If it goes to voicemail, there is no way for the parent to be able to reply and report the excused absence. It would be great if there was a way the parent could either reply or go into some system that they could then submit that the absence is excused.
SchoolMessenger has a system called SafeArrival. It would be great if Blackboard did something similar. Maybe incorporate it into the BB Mobile Comm App so when a parent logs in and sees the absence, they can report that the absence is excused via the app.