Canvas @ YaleInstructor Guides User ManagementPeople Tool versus Photo Roster

People Tool versus Photo Roster

Within your Canvas course site, you will see that you have two roster tools: People and Photo Roster. This guide is designed to help you understand the differences uses of each tool.

People Tool

This is the roster tool created by Canvas. Students are able to see this tool and can see other people on this list. From here, you can manually enroll users, as well as create new group sets.

People Tool

For more information on the People Tool:

Photo Roster

This is the roster tool created by Yale. Only users with an Instructor or TA role will be able to see this tool. Although other roles can see it on the course site navigation, it will appear blank and no student information will be provided. There are two different views: "Photo Roster" and "List View"

Photo Roster View

This is the default view and shows the a user's name, NameCoach (if one exists), course role, class, major, and email address. It will also show student ID photos.

Photo Roster Tool

List View

The list view shows the users in a list format. It shows the user information available on the photo roster view and additionally includes the user's ID, residential college, and graduation year. The list can be exported into an Excel (CSV) file.

Click on “List View”

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