Course Messages (Not Email)

Last Updated: Jul 31, 2014 12:07PM PDT
Course Messages are private and secure text-based communication that occurs within a course and among course members. Although similar to email, you must be logged in to the course to read and send messages. Using the Course Message tool instead of the Email tool can also be more reliable. 

You can create folders to organize messages by moving them after received in the Inbox. You can mark messages as Read or Unread, move them to other folders, or delete messages. Students may be notified via the notification system when they receive a new message. Note that your school will need to have notifications enabled and they will be sent according to each user's individual notification settings.
  1. On the course menu, click the Tools link. On the Tools page, click Course Messages.
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           On the Control Panel, expand the Course Tools section and click Course Messages.
  1. On the Course Messages page, click the blue "Create Message" button on the action bar.
  2. On the Compose Message page, click "To" and a list of course members appears.
  3. To Select Recipients: Click on users then click on the right-pointing arrow to move them to the Recipients box. You can use the Cc, and Bcc functions to send the message to those users that may be interested in the message, but are not the primary recipients. When using Bcc, other recipients do not know that the users listed in the Bcc field are receiving the message.
  4. Type the Subject and Body. You may only attach files from Course Files.
  5. Click Submit.‚Äč