Sending Email

Sending eMail (Movie, 1:36)

To begin using Blackboard to Communicate with Your Students via Email:

  1. Access Tools and click Send Email.
  2. On the Send Email page, click the link for the desired recipient group. A new page appears.

NOTE: From a Blackboard course, you cannot send email to anyone who is not a member of the course.

In addition, to cut down on student-to-student email abuse, the Send Email tool allows students to send email messages to all teaching assistant users or all instructor users but not to other students. Instructors can re-enable student-to-student email in their courses through their course’s Control Panel > Customization > Tool Availability > Email – Email Settings [pull-down] link.

  1. To choose not to email the entire class either “Select Users” or “Select Groups”, click to highlight the recipients in the [Available to Select] box and click the right-pointing arrow to move them into the Selected box.
  2. Enter the Subject and Message.
  3. Optionally, Attach a file.
  4. Click Submit.

To select multiple users in a row, hold down Shift and click. To select users out of sequence, hold down the Control Key and click individual users.

Important Tips

  • Blackboard keeps no record of sent emails. You will receive a copy of your email in the Inbox of your external email account. Keep a copy of important messages in case you need them at a later date.
  • Blackboard will NOT recognize files or email addresses with spaces or special characters, such as #, &, %, and $. In general, use only alphanumeric file names and addresses in Blackboard Learn.
  • Do not send email through Blackboard without content in the subject line. Leaving the subject line blank can prevent the message from being delivered.