Roster tool

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The Roster tool allows you to view the names, photos, and profiles of site participants. A count of site participants is also displayed.


[edit] Key concepts

The roster only shows students and TAs the members of groups they are already in. Only instructors are presented with a list of all participants when they view this tool. At Brock University students enrolled in the same offering of a course (one cross listed course may have two to three offerings) will see each other's basic information.

  • Changing views: To see only members of specific groups or sections, use the "View" drop-down list. (This drop-down list will be visible only if groups or sections exist.)
  • Viewing personalized photos: To view personalized photos that participants of your site have uploaded, at the top of the Roster page, click Pictures.
  • Viewing profiles: To view someone's profile, click the person's name.
  • Adding your photo: You can add your photo by uploading a photo to your Profile in Home and modifying your permissions.

[edit] Things to consider

  • The Roster Tool should not be enabled when grouping students for the purpose of accommodations.
  • The Roster tool does not allow instructors to add or remove participants from their site. To do this, instructors must use Site Info.
  • If you don't see the Roster tool listed in your site's menubar, the site owner may have chosen not to use it. Site owners can add the Roster tool using Site Info.

[edit] Permissions

Permissions and roles

To complete the procedures in this article, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. This often excludes Students and TAs by default. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles.

For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles.

Privacy Concern

This tool can disclose the names of other participants inside the same course or site. Please consider student privacy before you turn this tool on.

Once added to a section or group the roster tool shares a listing of active individuals in that group to other individuals in that group. This is a concern because individuals cannot opt out of having their name listed.

By default, all sections of a course have their own group. Additionally, if the instructor creates groups members of this group will see the names of other members. This is fine in most cases, but may need a second thought if a group is created to identify individuals for confidential reasons; for example those that might need extra time with a test.

Please consider the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and Brock University's own privacy policies. You can learn more at

Students and TAs can see the other members of any group that they are already in. These include the section the and sometimes seminar/lab or tutorial that the student enrolled and any others that they have been added to by the instructor. Unlike instructors, students and TAs cannot see all groups in a course. If this is an issue in your course please contact the CPI who can modify this setting on a per-course basis.

[edit] Adding Participants

Instructors can Add Participants by following these steps

[edit] Printing your roster

To print your roster:

  1. In your site's menubar, click Roster.
  2. Click Print in the upper right corner of the Roster screen.
  3. Your browser's print dialog box will appear. Adjust your print settings as needed, and then click Print or OK.

To print your roster with participants' pictures:

  1. In your site's menubar, click Roster.
  2. Click Pictures.
  3. To print the screen as it appears, in the upper right, click Print Screen.
  4. Your browser's print dialog box will appear. Adjust your print settings as needed, and then click Print or OK.

[edit] Important to Note

The Roster tool is for viewing class rosters/participants details. Instructors can manage the Rosters assigned to them in Site Info.

Other articles about Isaak/Sakai's tools and how instructors can use them:

Core Tools:   Image:Flag blue.png Announcements | Image:Page edit.png Assignments | Image:Lessons-icon.png Lessons | Image:Comments.png Forums | Image:Report.png Gradebook | Image:Folder.png Resources | Image:Calendar.png Schedule | Image:Pencil.png Tests and Quizzes

More Tools:   Image:User comment.png Chat Room | Image:Folder page.png Drop Box | Image:House.png Home | Image:Comment.png Messages | Image:Chart bar.png Statistics | Image:Page world.png Web Content

Related articles:   How to add tools to your course | Using the Text Editor | Manage Groups | Permissions and roles | Contact the CPI for help

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