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Managing Course Emails

FAQs


How do I send email to my students?

There are three options from within Moodle to send messages to course participants.

  1. Post your message to the course's News Forum. By default, all the students and teachers in a course are subscribed to the News Forum, and will thus receive an email for each posting.
    Anyone can, if allowed by the forum parameters, change their subscription to just one daily mailing, or just one daily mailing of posting subjects. Also, a person can suspend all their emailings by Moodle.
    The postings are still available for viewing within the forum, and which postings have been read can be tracked if enabled in the user's profile.
  2. You can send email to an individual by clicking on that person's name in the Participants listing.
  3. You can add the Quickmail block to your course page, which will allow you and your students to select which subset of the course participants are to be sent email.
    To add this block, first click on Turn editing on, then under Blocks (typically located at the bottom right of the page) select Quickmail from the Add... drop-down menu.

Can I check my email from within Moodle?

There is no capability to read email from within Moodle. Your email can be checked via the Zimbra Web Client or you can also configure email applications such as Microsoft Outlook.


Moodle is sending me too much email! How can I fix this?

Moodle does email forum postings to all subscribers. You can modify this behavior (when permitted by the forum's settings) by editing your user profile.

  1. Once logged in to Moodle, click the Edit profile option in the Administration block.
  2. In the drop down list next to Email digest, select the appropriate setting for your account.

How do I prevent my email information, etc. from being visible to all?

  1. Once logged in to Moodle, click the Edit profile option in the Administration block.
  2. In the dropdown list next to Email display select the appropriate setting for your account.

 


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