I will create a new issue. I think that this may become an issue for many more as the school year beings.
E.g. If an Admin wants to email all "Students" in an instance, not course specific, but all Students, they may begin to shake their fists
I know that we were able to do this in 1.9, but in 2.1.1 I cannot do this.
Currently, I am able to extract this query directly from the DB by role, its a painful thing to do.