Search for a user

Instructors and administrators can search for a specific user that's within their organization or enrolled within a specific class.

NOTE: A search within your organization is performed from the System Homepage. A search within your class is performed from the Class Homepage.

When searching for a user within your organization, you can perform the following tasks with the search results:

  • View the full user profile
  • Edit the user profile

NOTE: Additionally, administrators can delete users from their organization. Check out Delete a user.

When searching for a user within a class, you can view a list of user profiles that match your search criteria that are enrolled in your class.

NOTE: Additionally, administrators can view a student status summary when searching for a user within a class.

Whether you're searching for a user within your organization or within a specific class, you can perform two types of searches:

  • Basic search
  • Advanced search

General search tips

Here are some general search tips that apply to your organization or class user search:

  • Click Basic Search or Advanced Search to toggle between the two search options.

The Basic and Advanced search inks are below the Search and Reset Fields buttons.

  • Click Reset Fields at anytime to begin a new user search.

The Reset Fields button is beside the Search button.

  • Click CSV to export your search results to your hard drive as a record of the user search.

The CSV link is below the search results table.

  • Click a search result column heading to sort the search results in ascending or descending order based on that column heading.

The Last Name column heading is highlighted in the search results table.

  • Use the percent (%) character anywhere in your search string to enhance your wildcard search (Example — searching for 1%3 (which the system interprets as 1%3%) will return all search results that start with 1, followed by any character, then 3, and then followed by any other characters).

NOTE: Möbius will automatically append the % character to the end of your search string (Example — searching for 123 (which the system interprets as 123%) will return all search results that start with 123 followed by any other characters).

Search for a user within your organization

You can search your entire Möbius organization to locate a specific user profile.

To perform a user search within your organization:

  1. Click System User Manager on the System Homepage.

The System User Manager menu is the second menu in the main Möbius navigation on the System Homepage.

  1. Click User Search.

Hte User Search option is in the System user Manager menu.

  1. Perform a basic search or an advanced search from the Global User Search pane to locate the user profile of interest.

The basic search fields are shown.

  1. The user profiles that match your search criteria are displayed in the Active users in system pane. Click on a user login to view or edit the user's profile.

The user login mcampbell is highlighted in the user login column of the user search results.

TIP: Administrators can delete users from the organization-wide user search results. Check out Delete a user.

The Delete column is added to the search results table.

Search for a user within a class

You can search within a class to locate a specific user profile.

NOTE: Only users that match your search criteria and are enrolled in the class you're viewing will appear in the user search results.

To perform a user search within a class:

  1. Click Class User Manager on the Class Homepage.

The Class User Manager menu is the first menu on the Class Homepage in the main navigation bar.

  1. Click Search for Users.

The search for users option is in the Class User Manager menu.

  1. Perform a basic search or an advanced search from the User Search pane to locate the user profile of interest.

The basic user search fields are shown.

  1. The user profiles that match your search criteria within the class are displayed in the Users that are enrolled in this class pane.

The searh results of users enrolled in the class are displayed in table form.

TIP: Administrators can click on a user login from the search results to view the user's student status summary for the class.

The status summary of a student.

A user's student status summary consists of the following data fields:

  • Login
  • Email
  • Student ID
  • Number of completed activities
  • Number of active activities
  • Number of activities that are pending manual review
  • Number of activities that have been passed
  • The details for any custom fields that have been created

Basic search

A basic search can be performed whether an organization or class user search is being performed.

To perform a basic user search:

  1. Click Basic Search (if it isn't already selected) in the search pane of your organization or class user search.

The Basic Search link is underneath the Search button.

  1. Complete as many basic search fields as needed:

The basic search fields of: search, records per page.

Search field name Field description
Search

Enter a value relating to a user detail of the user profile you're searching for.

Example — Enter Juarez if you know the full last name of the user you're searching for.

TIP: The value you enter can be just a part of the user detail.

Example — Enter 136 if you know that the student ID of the user you're searching for contains these numbers.

Records Per Page

Use the drop-down list to select how many results you want to be displayed per page of user search results.

25 records per page is the default.

TIP: If no search criterion is entered, all users from your organization or class will be displayed as the search results.

  1. Click Search.

The Search button is the first button after all of the search fields.

  1. The user profiles from the organization or class that match your search criteria are displayed.

NOTE: A message is displayed in place of the user search results when no user profiles match your search criteria from your organization or class user search.

Advanced Search

An advanced search can be performed whether an organization or class user search is being performed.

To perform an advanced user search:

  1. Click Advanced Search (if it isn't already selected) in the search pane of your organization or class user search.

The advanced search link is below the Reset fields button.

  1. Complete as many advanced search fields as needed:

The fields of an advanced search are shown: last name, first name, user login, student ID, email, user role, records per page, match, case sensitive.

Search field name Field description
Last Name

Enter a value relating to the last name of the user you're searching for.

First Name

Enter a value relating to the first name of the user you're searching for.

User Login Enter a value relating to the user login of the user you're searching for.
Student ID Enter a value relating to the student ID of the user you're searching for.
Email Enter a value relating to the email address of the user you're searching for.
User Role Select the system or class role from the available list for the user you're searching for.
Records Per Page

Use the drop-down list to select how many results you want to be displayed per page of user search results.

25 records per page is the default.

User Status

NOTE: This field is only visible when performing a user search from the System Homepage.

The user status field has the radio button options of: active, all, deleted.

Select the radio button to only search for user profiles that fit the selected user status.

Choose from:

  • Active — Only users with an active account are listed in the search results.
  • All — Active users and previously deleted users are listed in the search results.
  • Deleted — Only previously deleted users are listed in the search results.

NOTE: Permanently deleted users won't appear if All or Deleted is selected.

Match

Select the radio button to identify where in the user detail your entered value relates to.

Choose from:

  • Starting with — Your entered value(s) is/are the first character(s) of the user detail.
  • Anywhere — Your entered value is somewhere in the user detail.
  • Exact — Your entered value is a complete value that's an exact match with the user detail.
Case Sensitive Select the Match Case check box if you want your search results to match the case used in your search criteria.

TIP: If no search criteria are entered, all users from your organization or class will be displayed as the search results.

  1. Click Search.

The Search button is the first button after all of the search fields.

  1. The user profiles from the organization or class that match your search criteria are displayed.

NOTE: A message is displayed in place of the user search results when no user profiles match your search criteria from your organization or class user search.