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Blackboard Help

Finding Classmates

To search for other students in your course, use the Roster tool. The name of each student is included in the Roster automatically. You cannot remove your name from the Roster, but you can control whether to make your email address available.

To search for other students and instructors in the system, use the User Directory. You can choose whether to be included and what information to share by setting your privacy options. To learn more, see How to Set Privacy Options.

For your personal information to appear in the Roster or User Directory, it must be appear on the Edit Personal Information page. To learn more, see How to Edit Personal Information.

How to Search for Other Students in Your Course Using the Roster

  1. On the course menu, click Tools.
  2. On the Tools page, click Roster.
  3. On the Roster page, click Go to list all students in your course. You can search for students by typing a key word in the text box and using the following filters:
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Contains
    • Equal to
    • Starts with
    • Not blank

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How to Search for People in the User Directory

  1. On the Tools panel, click User Directory.

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  2. On the Users page, click Go to list all students in your course. You can search for students by typing a key word in the text box and using the following filters:
    • Username
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Email
    • Contains
    • Equal to
    • Starts with