Courses Roster with Official Photos

What Does It Do?

The Roster tool displays the names and pictures of site participants. This is a helpful way to get to know others in a class site.

Note: The Roster tool does not allow an instructor to add or remove participants from a site. To add participants, instructors must use Site Info.

How You Can Use It

  • Learn student names before class
  • Review attendance
  • Verify student identity during class assessments


  1. Click the tab for the course or project site, or click the "Sites" menu at the top right and click the desired site.
  2. Click Roster in the left menu.
  3. Choose between "Official Photos" or "Pictures from Profile."Sakai Roster Photo Source Image
    • Official Photos (default): Photos fed from the University ID card system, assuming the student has taken the ID Card photo.
    • Pictures from Profile: The optional profile photo uploaded directly by the student.
  4. Scroll down to review the available photos for enrolled users.


  • Official photos rely on students or faculty/staff taking an official ID card photo. It can take 2-3 business days after an ID photo has been taken before the image will appear on Courses.
  • Official Pepperdine participant names and email addresses come from the University authentication directory (Active Directory).  Setting a preferred name in WaveNet does not always update in all systems.  If you are not seeing your name reflected in Courses, Pepperdine Email, or another University service, you should contact the appropriate data owner.  Students must work with the Registrar's Office (OneStop).  Faculty and staff must work with Human Resources (HR).  Assuming that you have completed the appropriate name correction or name change forms, the data owners will work with the appropriate IT teams to implement any approved changes. Be sure to explain to the Registrar's Office or HR that the change should be implemented for all systems, not just WaveNet.


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