ULTRA: Access course messages

Users can view messages for all their courses on one page or for one course at a time.

Messages in base navigation

Users access their global Messages pages from the base navigation bar. Messages are organized by course. Students and instructors can use messages for reminders, quick questions, and social interactions.

If your institution allows the dual course approach, users can view messages from both the Ultra and Original Course Views. This information also applies to organizations.

Users can send messages to each other, multiple people, or an entire class. Messages activity remains inside the system, and no one has to worry about email addresses that may be incorrect or outdated.

Admins can choose not to allow students to reply to or create messages in their courses.

More on course messages options

Messages item is in the right menu within a course for the user to choose and review or send their messages

Messages in a course

In the Original Course View, instructors can access messages on the Control Panel > Course Tools > Course Messages or from a customized link they add to the course menu. Students can access course messages from the customized link or from the Tools page.

In the Ultra Course View, all users can access messages on the navigation bar. The course Messages page displays all the messages that are specific to the course users are in.

Gradebook tab from the top navigation menu from each particular course.

ULTRA: What do users see?

In this short video, learn how to send and read messages.

View messages from the instructor's point of view. Use your browser's back function to return here.

Force Email Copy for all Messages

When drafting a message, users have had the option to choose “Send an email copy to recipients.” For policy reasons, some institutions may want this choice to always be on by default for all messages.

Administrators can force an email copy to recipients for all messages sent.

  1. From Overall Message Settings, select the Always send a copy of messages via email check box.


After - Administrators have the choice to force email copies for all messages