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Classlist Utility - Service Description

This document gives an overview of Classlist Utility. It is divided into the following sections:

Background Information

Classlist is a system that allows instructors and TAs to have email distribution lists generated based upon their course enrollment. The Classlist system automatically updates the email distribution lists with Registrar data throughout the semester. Thus, student changes, e.g. add/drop or change of email address information, are automatically reflected.


  • A classlist is created automatically for every class listed with an instructor(s) identified in SIS. Instructors access the Wisclist Admin Page via their NetID and password, and then will select Classlist on the left hand side of the page to manage their classlists.

  • Instructors receive the classlist name and instructions for enabling the list via email.

    • This email will be sent to the instructors email address listed in SIS.
    • If multiple addresses are listed in SIS and one is the address, this is the email address to which instructions will be sent.
    • If the instructor has not received an email to enable their classlist, they need to make sure their departmental Timetable rep has added them as an instructor and included an email address in SIS.
  • Instructors (Administrators) can change the security of the list as well as add or delete guest members.

  • Lists are updated seven days a week, six times per day.

  • For courses that have sections, there is a separate list for each section in addition to the list for the course.

  • An instructor will receive multiple emails if they are teaching more than one course or section.

More information can be found by going to

Support Conditions

The Help Desk provides support for the Classlist Utility. Please contact the Help Desk or email the classlist administrators at



Keywords:Classlist Product Overview email utility handling Service Description   Doc ID:6401
Owner:Dana G.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2007-08-19 18:00 CSTUpdated:2020-06-18 12:20 CST
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