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Download Your Class Roster from the Faculty Center

As an instructor, you can use the Faculty Center to download the list of students in the classes you teach.


  1. Select the [Class Roster]icon next to the class for which you wish to download the roster.
  2. Click on the [download] icon  on the header bar at the top of roster.
  3. The roster will download as an Excel file.

NOTE: When you download your class roster, the student photos will not be included.

.XLS File Format Error

After downloading your class roster from the Faculty Center and attempting to open the downloaded file, you receive an error stating, “The file format and extension of ‘ps.xls’ don’t match. The file could be corrupted or unsafe. Unless you trust its source, don’t open it. Do you want to open it anyway?” (Figure 1).

Figure 1:

A warning message stating that the desired file may be corrupted. Click
Image Description: A warning message stating that the desired file may be corrupted. Click “yes” to open the file as it is safe to do so.

If you receive this error, you may go ahead and click [Yes] to open the file. It is safe to do so.

If Your Class Roster Displays as a Blank Excel Worksheet

If your class roster does not display data in Excel, please follow the steps in KB Article 3232: Changing Excel Security Settings.

How to Get Help

For functional questions about Faculty Center, you may contact the Office of the University Registrar at (309) 438-2188, or by email at Walk-in office hours are Monday – Friday 8AM to 4:30PM.

For technical assistance, you may contact the Technology Support Center at 309-438-4357, or by email at

See Also

3191: Overview of Faculty Center

3195: View Your Class Roster