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Blackboard - Sending email to students

This page shows you how to send an email to your students using the email tool in Blackboard.

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The email tool in Blackboard can be useful if you wish to send a message to only selected students. This email will be sent to the student's NTNU account email.

If you need to send a message to all the students in a course, you should use the announcement tool. You can read more about the announcement tool here: Creating and editing announcements.

Notes #

  1. You will automatically receive a copy of the email.
  2. The recipients are put in the BCC field so that they cannot see the other recipients.
  3. There is no Sent-folder. Blackboard will simply make sure the email is sent to the selected recipients.
  4. Any answers will be sent to your email inbox (Outlook).

Sending email to students #

  1. In the Course Management Menu, you will find a link called Send Email in the drop-down menu under Course Tools.

    Email page in the menu

    Alternatively you can find the email tool under Quick-links on the course front page.

    Email tool in quick-links
  2. In the Send Email page, there are several different recipient options to choose from:
    1. All Users
    2. Alle Groups
    3. Alle Læringsassistent Users
    4. Alle Student Users
    5. All Underviser Users
    6. Single / Select Users
    7. Single / Select Groups.

      In this example we are sending an email to all students enrolled in the course. Click on All Student Users (1).

      Send email to all students in a course
  3. Now, you will see the email editor. The Title field (1) works like the subject line for your email, so you can specify what the email is about. The actual message is written in the text editor (2). It's possible to enable return receipt (3). To attach a file, click on attach a file (4), followed by clicking on Choose File and choosing a file from your computer. After you have attached a file, you will get the possibility to attach another one by clicking on Attach another file. When you are finished writing your email, click Submit (5).

    Writing an emeil inside Blackboard

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Contact #

Orakel Support Service can help if you have any questions.

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