Tools > Messages

Messages

Note:  Your instructor controls which tools are available. If this tool is not available, your instructor may have disabled it.

The Blackboard Learn Messages tool provides you with a familiar, email-like environment that you can use for course communication. Accounts are automatically created for each member of the course, and messages are sent and received using that account. This provides additional privacy because external email addresses are not used, so external factors will not affect course communication.

You cannot receive messages outside your course and you are not notified if you receive a new message, so make routine checks for new messages.

Messages are usually accessed through the tools area of a course. However, your instructor can restrict access or create a link on the Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition> Course Menu <end definition>. so that messages are directly accessible.

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Item corresponding to the image above  Create Message: Use the Create Message function to create new messages. 

Item corresponding to the image above  Create Folder: Use the Create Folder function to add a new folder. You can use folders to organize messages.

Item corresponding to the image above  Inbox: The Inbox folder opens with a list of messages received.

Item corresponding to the image above  Sent: The Sent folder opens with a list of messages that you sent.

Item corresponding to the image above  Delete Folder/Delete: The Delete Folder or Delete function in the folder contextual menu removes the folder. To delete personal folders, select the check box next to each folder to delete. Then, click Delete Folder on the Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition> Action Bar <end definition>.. The folders, and any messages in the folders, are deleted.

Item corresponding to the image above  Edit: The Edit function changes the name of a personal folder. It is not possible to modify the name of the Inbox folder or Sent folder.