Email and Announcements (or Messages)

Here are some tips for making your communications for your course most effective and efficient:

Announcements vs. Email

You can add an announcement which is immediately sent out via email. The announcement can stay on your course home page so that any student who may have missed the email will still see the message or be reminded. We recommend this method for important information, as opposed to only using the Email tool. 

Click "Create Announcement" from the Announcements tool, and check the box that says:

Email Announcement

√  Send a copy of this announcement immediately

Note: Emails sent from Blackboard do not contain a link to your course, or much of any information about who you are. They are sent from ""  - therefore, 

we highly recommend you do the following:

Here is a quick video showing you how the entire process works: