Difference Between Send Email and Messages Features


    Sending an Email allows a user to send an email message to the class, to groups or to individual users. The message goes to the external email address and it is not contained within the Blackboard environment. All Mason students will receive Blackboard emails in their Mason student email account

    Sending a Message allows a user to send a message to the class or individual users. The message stays within the course and the Blackboard environment and does not go to the users' external email address. Users must be logged into myMason to send and view Messages.

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    To Send an Email

    1. From the Control Panel, select Course Tools then Send Email.

    Send Email Tool

    2. Select the title of the users or group you wish to email.

    Send Email Page

    3. Select single or select users will allow you to choose who you want to email.

    4. For individual or select users, move the names to the Selected box with the directional arrows.

    Send Email Information Page

    5. Enter your subject, compose your message, add attachments (optional).

    6. Press Submit.

    Send Email and Submit

     

    To Send a Message

    1. From the Control Panel, select Course Tools then Messages.

    Course Message Tool

    2. Select Create Message 

    Create Message

    3. Select To to see all the members of the class. Move the names to the Recipients box with the directional arrows.

    Course Message Reciepients

    4. Select CC or BCC to send a copy of the message to other users (optional).

    5. Enter your subject, compose your message, add attachments (optional)

    6. Press Submit.

    Compose and Send Message

    Retrieving Course Messages

    Alerts for Course Messages can be seen in the course Home Page "What's New" module

    Get Course Message

    and in the user's Profile under Updates

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