Announcements post timely information critical to course success. You can add, edit, and delete announcements from the Announcements page. This is an ideal place to post time-sensitive material.
The Email tool allows you to send email to other people in your course from within Blackboard Learn without launching an external email client, such as Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo. Emails can be sent to individual users or to groups of users. A copy of this email is sent to the sender by default.
Disabling Student-To-Student Emails
You may not want students to be able to send an email to their classmates with one-click. Learn how to disable this functionality by clicking the above link.
Posting Your Contact Information (Movie, 01:46)
Contacts is a place where you can add profile information about yourself and other staff that is distributed to students. This is a good location to provide information about office hours, phone numbers, and other links to help students find the people who have important roles in the course.
Creating Calendar Entries
You can use the Course Calendar to provide students with dates for course related events. Course Calendar events appear to all members of the course. If students access the calendar while in your course, they will only see the entries you have added.