When in your course go to the drop menu "Course Resources" in the upper right of the Course Navbar and select the "Classlist" link.

D2L 20.19.6 screenshot - select classlist from "Course Resources" drop menu


 When in the Classlist, look to the top left and select the "Add Participants" drop menu – select "Add existing users" link. 

D2L 20.19.6 screenshot - select "Add Existing Users" from the drop menu


Search for the user to add into the course by entering information into the "Search for:" textbox located in the "Add Existing Users" area and then selecting the magnifying glass icon.

D2L 20.19.6 screenshot - search for the user to add into the course via Add Existing Users textbox in conjunction with the selection of the magnifying glass icon


When the user appears in the search results, select the checkbox associated with the user. Use the "Select a Role" drop menu to select the role that the user will hold in the course. Use the "Section" drop menu to place the user into the appropriate section.

D2L 20.19.6 screenshot - select the role and section for the user from the available drop lists

The role determines level of access for the user. Go here for an explanatory list of the roles available.


After the user has been selected and the role and section have been specified, click the "Enroll Selected Users" button and the user will be enrolled into the course.

D2L 20.19.6 screenshot - check the checkbox associated with the user and select the "Enroll Selected Users" button to finish the job


After the enroll takes place, a "Conformation of Enrollment" screen displays detailing the enrollment.

D2L 20.19.6 screenshot - Confirmation  of Enrollment displays


The user will now show up in the Classlist of the course. Select the "Done" button to return to the Classlist area.

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Be aware:

Many common names will have multiple users associated - always verify that you have the correct user entered into the course at the proper role.

Some roles give more access then others - best to review the role to make sure it provides the appropriate level of functionality. Go here for an explanatory list of the roles available in the MSU-Bozeman Brightspace LE instance.

Additionally: If you are searching for users via "Add an existing user" and the user you are searching for does not appear after completion of your search you can contact Ecat Team staff for additional assistance.

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