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Send Email to a Course Group

This information applies only to the Original Course View. Your institution controls which tools are available.

You can use the group email tool to efficiently communicate with other members or the group as a whole. When you get ready to send a message, the tool automatically populates the recipient list with group members so that you can quickly select all or some of them. The email message is sent to recipients' external email addresses. Blackboard Learn doesn't keep a record of these email messages.

If groups prefer to keep communication within their course, they can use course messages, the Blackboard Learn internal mail tool. Because course messages isn't available as a group tool, students need to select recipients from the list of all course members. A record of all sent messages is stored in the course messages tool.

Email a course group

  1. On the Groups listing page, select Email Group in the group's menu.
  2. On the next page, select the recipients from the Available to Select box and select the right-pointing arrow to move them to the Selected box.

    To select multiple users in a row on a Windows computer, press the Shift key and select the first and last names. To select users out of sequence, press the Ctrl key and select each name needed. For Mac computers, press the Command key instead of the Ctrl key. You can also select all course members with the Select All function.

  3. Type a Subject and Message.
  4. If you want to attach a file, select Attach a file to browse for the file on your computer. After you add one file, the option to attach another file appears.
  5. Select Submit.

You'll receive a copy of the message you sent. A receipt page with a list of all of the recipients appears after the message is sent. The receipt page doesn't confirm that anyone received the message—only confirms that the message was sent.

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