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Create Query Group

You create a group by searching for users that meet a specific criteria. For example, you might send messages to parents with students that are receiving a below average grade, or to teachers who have students with too many absences.

Add a new query group

  1. From the Blackboard Communication HQ interface menu, select Messages > Group.
  2. Select Add to create a new group.

    Image illustrating a new message group created based on query results

  3. Select the School for the group.
  4. Type a Group Name.
  5. Select Private ID for the Group ID to be assigned.
  6. Select Advanced search in the Select one or more members box.
  7. Select the query settings.
    • Select the Organization(s) and Account type(s) for your search.

      = means, equals the selected field, and != means, does not equal the select field.

    • Select Match All or Match Any to select only users that match all the criteria or any of the criteria.
    • Select the Field, Operation, and Value for the search criteria. You can add as many criteria as needed.
    • Select Preview to view a list of users that currently match the criteria.

      Current members selected will display in the Selected Members list. To remove them, click on the name from this list.

  8. Select Advanced Options to select users that can view members of and contact members of this group.
  9. Select Save when finished.