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Student Step 4a: Messages

​​Sending and Reading Messages

The Message Tool allows you to send messages to other members of your course. You can address mail to individuals, to the entire class, to your instructor, or to groups of students. Although similar to email, users must be logged into Blackboard to read and send Messages.

NOTE: Messages created within Blackboard are internal to Blackboard only. Please remember to check Blackboard Messages for each of your classes periodically.​

Sending a Message

1. You should be logged into Blackboard Learn. If you need login instructions please visit Step 1.

2. From the Course Menu, click Blackboard Messages. 

Blackboard Messages

3. Click the Create Message.

Create Mail Message 

4. Select the Recipients using the To, Cc, and Bcc buttons.

Browse for Recipients 

5. A list of enrolled course members will be displayed.

Browse for Recipients 

6. Select your intended recipient(s) from the Items to Select section and use the right arrow key to move them to the Selected Items section. If you would like to change the recipient(s), you may Select All, and then Invert Selection.

Browse for Recipients 

7. Type in a Subject. In the Body area, type your message.

Compose a message

8. If you need to upload an attachment, click on the Browse button.

Browse for attachment 

9. Select the file you wish to attach and then click Open.

Browse for Recipients 

10. Click Submit to send your Message.

Browse for Recipients 

Reading Messages

The Messages Area has two Folders, Inbox and Sent.

  1. To read Messages, click on the word Inbox or Sent.
  2. Locate the desired Message.
  3. Click on the Subject of the message to view the message.

Browse for Recipients ​

Continue the Journey:

Step 4b - How to communicate using Email in Blackboard 

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