The email tool allows you to send email to other people in your course without launching an external email program, such as Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo. You can send email to individual users or to groups of users. By default, a copy of email messages is sent to the sender.
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Blackboard Learn keeps no record of sent or received email. When you receive or send an email, the email appears in the inbox of your external email program. Keep a copy of important messages in case you need them at a later date.
You can send email to the following users:
Recipients of each email will not see the email addresses of other recipients.
On the Control Panel, expand the Course Tools section and select Send Email.
On the My Institution tab, in the Tools panel, click Send Email and select a course.
For Windows, to select multiple users in a list, press the SHIFT key and click the first and last users. To select users out of sequence, press the CTRL key and click each user needed. For Mac systems, press the COMMAND key instead of the CTRL key. You can also use the Select All function to send an email to all users.
A message appears at the top of the Send Email page after the message is sent listing all recipients. The message is not a confirmation that any users received the message. It only confirms that the message was sent.
If you want students to access their email often, you can add a link to the course menu for one-click access to the tool. You can customize the name of the link to fit your needs.
The new tool link appears last in the course menu list. Press and drag the arrows icon to move the link into a new position. Access the link's contextual menu to rename, delete, or hide the link from students.