How do I send course mail using Messages?
The Messages tool is an internal course mail system for messaging between individuals and groups in a site.
Go to Messages.
Select the Messages tool from the Tool Menu in your site.
Place your cursor in the 'To" field to see a drop down list of all the enrolled users in your course site. Scroll down the list and select an individual recipient. The recipient's name will appear in the "To" field. To select multiple recipients, place your cursor in the "To" field and select another recipient.
Site roles will display at the top of the "To" the drop down list for convenient group messaging. For example, to send a message to all students in the site select Student Role. Select All Participants to send a message to all site participants.
If you would like to blind carbon copy additional recipients, click on the Add Bcc link to expand the Bcc recipient list, and then select the recipient(s). Bcc recipients will receive the message but will not see the names of the other Bcc recipients, nor will other recipients see their name.
Tip: Bcc is a good option to use if you need to send the same message to several students (for example, a message to all students that scored below 70 on an exam), but you don't want the students to know which other students also received the message.
You also have the option to copy the recipient's external email address. This will send a copy of the message to the email address that is associated with the user's account in the system - typically the institution email address.
Check the box for Send a copy of this message to recipients' email address(es) to copy the recipient's external address.
Tip: If the recipient replies to the Cc, the reply will not be delivered to the Messages tool. The reply will be delivered to the instructor's email address in the system; therefore taking the conversation outside of the Messages tool.