The group email tool allows for efficient communication. The recipient list is automatically populated with group members, so you can quickly select all or some of them. Emails are sent to members’ external email addresses.
If groups prefer to keep communication within the course, they can use course messages, the Blackboard Learn internal mail tool. Since course messages is not available as a group tool, students need to select recipients from the list of all course members. Course messages keeps a record of all messages sent.
Sending an Email Message Within a Course Group
- On the Groups listing page, access a group's contextual menu.
- Select Email.
- On the next page, select the recipients from the Available to Select box and click the right-pointing arrow to move them to the Selected box.
- Type a Subject and Message.
- Click Attach a file to browse for file from your computer. You can attach multiple files. After you add one file, the option to attach another file appears.
- Click Submit.
For Windows, to select multiple users in a row, press the SHIFT key and click the first and last names. To select users out of sequence, press the CTRL key and click each name needed. For Mac systems, press the COMMAND key instead of the CTRL key. You can also select all course members with the Select All function.
A copy of the message is sent to the sender. A receipt page appears after the message is sent listing all recipients. The receipt page does not confirm that users received the message. It only confirms that the message was sent.