Blackboard (Faculty) - Email: Using Email
The Blackboard Email tool uses the SIUE email addresses to send email to any and all faculty and students in an individual course. No record of sent email is stored within Blackboard. Students and faculty in the course must use the SIUE email (Office365) to retrieve sent email. It is strongly recommended that users send a copy of the email to themselves to retain a record of the email.
This document provides an overview of how to use Blackboard email.
For your students to use the Blackboard Email tool, you must have either the Tools link in the Course Menu, or add the Email tool directly to the Course Menu. To add a tool to the Course Menu, see Add Links to the Course Menu for instructions
Access Blackboard Email
- From within the course, click on Tools, then click on Send Email. If you have deleted the Tools section from the Course Menu, you can access Email from the Control Panel, click on Course Tools, then click on Send Email.
- Determine what users will receive this email. Any option that has "All" will not allow you to select individuals. Only options that are labeled "Select" will allow you to select specific users.
- All Users will send the email to all students, faculty, TAs, etc. that are enrolled in the course.
- All Students will send the email only to the students, not to any faculty, TAs, etc.
- Select Users will allow you to select specific users to send the email.
- Select Option - if you have opted to send an email to "select" users, a list of users will appear in a box. Select the users by clicking on the users name to highlight it. By holding the Ctrl key on a PC or Command key on a Mac, you can click on multiple users at one. Once the users have been selected, click the right arrow to send the users' names to the "Selected" box.
- Add a subject and a message.
- Optionally, attach a file.
- Click Submit at the top or bottom of the page.