Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

Course Send Email

Overview

Users can access email functions for specific courses and organizations through the

Send Email page. From this page users can send email to the following people in a course:

 fellow classmates

Instructors

Teaching Assistants

Groups within a course

Send Email allows users direct access to course participants and can also be accessed from the Tools box on the My Institution area.

Note

: The Send Email function is different from Web email, an optional service that allows users to access their Web email account through Blackboard.

Find this page

Follow the steps below to open the Send Email page:

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Open a course Web site for a course that you are participating in.

Click

Communication

on the course menu.

Click

Send Email

from the Communication Center.

Functions

The following groups are available to send email to from the Send email page:

Group

All Users

All Groups

Description

Sends email to all users in the course or organization.

Sends email to all of the groups in a specified course or organization.

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All Teaching

Assistants

All Instructors

Select Users

Sends email to all of the Teaching Assistants in a specified course.

Sends email to all of the instructors for a specified course.

Sends email to a single user or select users in a specified course.

Send email to a single group or select groups in a course.

Select Groups

Send Email in the Tools Box

Users can access the Send Email feature for all of their courses and organizations through the Send Email page in the Tools Box. From this page they are able to send messages to users in any of their courses or organizations. To open this page, click

Send Email

in the Tools box of a common area.

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Send Email to Users

Functions

Send Email enables users to send email to fellow classmates, Instructors, Teaching

Assistants or Groups within a course. Users can create a message and choose who will receive it on the Select Users page.

Note:

To minimize the distraction of long lists of To: addresses, and to make the reuse of the address lists more difficult for potential spammers, all destination addresses are placed into the mail message ’ s Bcc: (Blind Carbon Copy) field upon receipt.

Find this page

Follow the steps below to open the All Users page:

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Open a course Web site for a course that you are participating in.

Click

Click

Click

Communication

Send Email

on the Course Menu.

from the Communication Center.

Select Users

.

Fields

The table below details the fields on the All Users page.

Field

Enter Message Details

To:

From:

Subject:

Message:

Set Message Options

Description

All users enrolled in the course will appear.

The user ’ s email address will automatically be displayed in this field.

Enter the subject of the email.

Enter the email message.

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Copy of message to self:

Add Attachments

Add:

Click the check box to send a copy of the message to the sender.

Click here to add attachments. Select

Browse

on the page that appears and navigate to the file that should be attached to the email.

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