University of California, Riverside

Photo Roster


Photo Roster Availability Notice

January 8, 2014

Dear UCR Faculty,

Based on input from the Academic Senate and for a variety of reasons, the Photo Roster system was deployed by Computing & Communications with restrictions on the use of the system during the grading period. However, based on input from numerous UCR faculty, the Academic Senate has now removed the restriction from the Photo Roster system and made the Photo Roster available throughout the quarter. Therefore, beginning this quarter (Winter 2014), the Photo Roster system will be available from first day of instruction through the grading period.

Changes are effective immediately. For more information about the Photo Roster system, please visit


Israel Fletes
Director Educational Technology and Computing Services
Computing and Communications
University of California, Riverside

Photo Roster Announcement to Faculty

February 13, 2012

Dear Faculty,

Over the past few years, Computing & Communications (C&C) has received very valuable feedback related to the need for a "photo roster;" a visual roster that provides instructors with digital images of students who are enrolled in their courses.

In response to these requests, and in partnership with the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, C&C consulted with the Academic Senate and several academic departments to develop a robust, easy-to-use system that ensures appropriate levels of confidentiality and privacy. A pilot with several faculty was conducted during the last academic year and the feedback was very positive.

To use the Photo Roster, faculty must hold a professorial or lecturer title and be the instructor-of-record in the Student Information System for a given course (TAs or students cannot access the system / view images). As one aspect of the aforementioned commitment to privacy and confidentiality, the system does not allow automated image downloads (e.g. to Excel) and viewing of photos beginning of week 10 (e.g. during finals and grading).

In support of the Photo Roster deployment C&C has created a support site that discusses acceptable use, policies, student opt-out capability, instructions for using the system, etc. The Photo Roster Support web site is available at

The Photo Roster System is available at or from within the R’Space portal ( Please use your UCR NetID and password to access the system.

We are hoping that this new system will provide meaningful benefit to UCR’s instructional mission. We are therefore anxious to receive your feedback, so please feel free to provide any comments or input to

Israel Fletes
Director Educational Technology and Computing Services
Computing and Communications
University of California, Riverside

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