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Course Messages

The course messages tool gives each course a private and secure system for communication that functions similar to email. Keep in mind that users cannot send or receive messages to anyone outside of the course.

Typically, users access course messages from the course menu. Users can also access new messages from the Updates page which displays notifications and is access from the global navigation located at the top right of the screen.

Availability of the Course Messages Tool

To learn how to make the course messages tool available in courses and organizations, see Manage Tools.

Course Messages Options

You can choose whether to allow users to include file attachments with messages and create personal folders. Disabling these functions may help save disk space and prevent users from using course messages to store content. By default, users may not add file attachments to messages, and users may not create personal folders.

On the Administrator Panel in the Tools and Utilities section, click Course Messages. Select the check boxes to allow users to attach files to messages and create personal folders for storing messages.