Reports ::: report_roster
Maintained by Picture of Charles FultonCharles Fulton, Picture of Andrew ZitoAndrew Zito
This is a simple report which displays the user pictures for everyone enrolled in the given course.
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This is a simple report which displays the user pictures for everyone enrolled in the given course.

You can install it using git. In the top-level folder of your Moodle install, type the command: git clone git:// report/roster

Then visit the admin screen to allow the install to complete.

Once the plugin is installed, you can access the functionality by going to Reports > Roster within the course.

There are two options when viewing the roster. One is to toggle the "Learning mode," which turns the display of names on and off. The other is a "Printable" view, which brings up a version of the report suitable for printing.


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  • Picture of J. Michael Williams
    Sun, Nov 19, 2017, 3:39 AM
    Wow I am glad to see this plugin was updated for 3.4 didn't think it would.
  • Picture of Ben Gottfried
    Mon, Feb 4, 2019, 11:54 PM
    Thanks for this useful plugin. We've used Roster with 3.5 this year, but our faculty find it a bit cumbersome. We had a homegrown "name quiz" solution that presented student photos, one at a time, in random order minus names for faculty to quiz themselves. They loved this method of learning student names for their face-to-face courses, but we've moved away from this in favor of Roster. Any chance a change to your plugin along these lines is in the works? Thanks!
  • Picture of Charles Fulton
    Wed, Feb 6, 2019, 4:29 AM
    Hi Ben, I can see how that would be a useful feature. We don't currently have plans to take Roster in that direction, but it's something we'll keep in mind.
  • Picture of Matt Jeltema
    Fri, Sep 6, 2019, 12:04 AM
    Thanks for the helpful plug-in. We've had several faculty ask for bigger pictures. Any chance of adding a configuration so the user could choose pic size (e.g. S,M,L) or allow a user to choose the grid size when printing (e.g. 4x6, 8x10, etc.)? We may be able to contribute some development help.
  • Picture of Andrew Zito
    Fri, Sep 6, 2019, 3:17 AM
    Hi Matt, that is certainly something we'd be happy to look at implementing. The picture size is an argument passed to the core Moodle function that generates the picture markup; it shouldn't be too difficult to make this configurable from the front end. I took the liberty of opening an issue on GitHub:

    This GitHub issue will be kept up to date with our progress. I happen to actually have some time right now (!!) so I will plan to work on it this week/next week.
  • Picture of Matt Jeltema
    Fri, Sep 6, 2019, 10:24 AM
    Wow - great! Thanks for the prompt reply - looking forward to it!
  • Picture of Andrew Zito
    Tue, Sep 10, 2019, 3:47 AM
    Hi again Matt -- if you look at you can see some screenshots of the configurable size feature. How do those sizes look to you? I'm planning to finalize & publish a version of the plugin including this feature later this week.
  • Picture of Matt Jeltema
    Thu, Sep 12, 2019, 2:13 AM
    Yes, that looks great. Thanks, Andrew!
  • Picture of Ben Kahn
    Sat, Dec 7, 2019, 7:51 AM
    Hi Charles and Andrew, this plugin looks great and I think will benefit my instructors. One question/enhancement suggestion - would it be possible to allow other fields to be added to the roster report? In particular, my admin is very interested in allowing faculty to view preferred pronouns somehow in Moodle. I am thinking of adding a custom profile field for this, and the roster report seems like the perfect way to display something like that.
  • Picture of Charles Fulton
    Wed, Dec 18, 2019, 12:15 AM
    Hi Ben, that's a great suggestion and we're looking to do just that in a forthcoming release.
  • Picture of Daniel Avon
    Thu, Dec 26, 2019, 10:47 PM
    Is that possible to include an option to align to the left the last line of photos? In that way, the column will be align. Thank you.
  • Al
    Sat, Jan 11, 2020, 7:44 AM
    Hi, any chance you could allow us to drag the pictures around to make a seating plan?
  • Picture of Charles Fulton
    Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 12:53 AM
    Hi Al, we don't currently have plans to implement something like that.
  • Picture of Steve Taylor
    Fri, Feb 7, 2020, 10:12 PM
    The number of users that fit in a row seems to depend on the length of their names, which means that when Learning Mode is toggled on and off, their position can shift around. This makes it a little harder to drill yourself on student names, because you'll look at a photo, then toggle the name on to check yourself, and now that photo is in a new position. It would be nicer if there was a fixed grid, so that photos didn't move.
  • Picture of Andrew Zito
    Fri, Feb 14, 2020, 4:40 AM
    Hi Steve, that's probably a result of our use of CSS flexbox styling -- which was an improvement overall, but resulted in this unintended consequence. It's certainly something we'd like to fix. Would you be so kind as to submit a bug request describing the issue here ? Thanks!
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