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Searching for Users

In Blackboard Learn, you can search for users from several areas.

Because searching for users requires access to the Control Panel, the ability to search for users is only available if you have one of the following defined course roles:

  • Instructor
  • Teaching assistant (TA)
  • Grader
  • Course builder
  • Administrator

To learn more, see Course Roles.

How to Search for a User by First Name, Last Name, Email, or Username

  1. On the Control Panel, expand the Users and Groups section and select Users.
  2. Select one of the following: first name, last name, email address, or username.
  3. Select one of the following: Contains, Equal to, or Starts with.
  4. Type one of the following: first name, last name, email address, or username.
  5. Click Go. All matching entries appear.

How to Search Using a Value Found in the User’s Name

  1. On the Control Panel, expand the Users and Groups section and select Users.
  2. Type a value in the search text box.
  3. Click Go. All matching entries appear.

How to List All Users in a Course

  1. On the Control Panel, expand the Users and Groups section and select Users.
  2. Click Go. All users appear.

    You may prefer to download the list in spreadsheet format. To learn more, see Uploading or Downloading Grade Center Items for Working Offline.

  3. On the Control Panel, expand the Grade Center section and select Full Grade Center.
  4. Point to Work Offline to access the drop-down list and select Download.
  5. Select the columns that you want to download. The list of students are included automatically.
  6. Click Submit and save the file.