ARCHIVED: In Oncourse, why don't I appear in the roster of a class for which I'm registered?

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If you can enter your course in Oncourse, but can't see yourself in the roster, your identity may be hidden under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA ensures that students have the right to conceal their names from other class participants.

Note: If you are unable to see or enter your course in Oncourse, you may not be registered correctly for the course, or there may be another problem (e.g., a mismatch between your registrar information and computing account information). You should check to verify you're registered for the course, that your Indiana University ID number is correct, and that your bursar bill is paid. If you are properly registered, but are still unable to see or enter your course site, see ARCHIVED: Why can't I see my site?

At IU Bloomington, the registrar has elected to hide students from other students in every course by default. You can choose to list or hide your name by setting your privacy status in Oncourse.

On other campuses, students who have made special arrangements with their registrars to invoke FERPA rights are not visible to other students in Oncourse. Other students can change from listed to hidden (or vice versa) by modifying the privacy status in Oncourse.

For more, see ARCHIVED: Changing your privacy status.

Note: The faculty of record can see all the students in the roster. FERPA ensures that students can remain hidden only from other students. If faculty can't see you in the roster, contact your campus Support Center.

More information on FERPA is available from the US Department of Education.

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