Send Email to Students Through Blackboard

Audience: Faculty, Staff and Teaching Assistants

This KB Article References: Communication in Blackboard
This Information is Intended for: Faculty, Staff, Teaching Assistants
Last Updated: August 11, 2020
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Blackboard’s Send Email tool is an easy and the most direct way to keep in touch with your students. Compose your email in Blackboard, then send it to one, some, or all of your students. Unlike Messages, which can only be read within
Blackboard, Email is sent to the e-mail address your students have on file.

  1. Enter your course by clicking its name in the My Courses module.
  2. Go to Control Panel > Course Tools > Send Email
  3. Select the group you want to e-mail.
  4. If you picked an All option:
    • Enter a Subject and Message in the form provided.
    • Click Attach a file and upload a document from your computer (optional).
    • Click Submit
  5. If you picked a Single/Select option:
    To: Select the recipient’s name on the left, then click the arrow button to move them to the right.
    Invalid Email: If any students do not have any e-mail address listed in Blackboard, their names will appear here, and they will not receive your e-mail. Please refer them to the instructions at the beginning of this document to update their e-mail address in Blackboard.
    • Enter a Subject and Message in the form provided. 
    • Check Return Receipt to get an e-mailed list of all recipients.
    • Click Attach a file and upload a document from your computer (optional).
    • Click Submit

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