Email Users from a Blackboard Course
Blackboard Learn has a built-in Email feature that allows you to send outgoing email to your students. Students’ and instructors’ @kent.edu email addresses are associated with their Blackboard Learn accounts, so any email you send via Blackboard comes from your @kent.edu address and goes to your students’ @kent.edu addresses.
Note: This is outgoing mail only; if your students reply to an email sent through Blackboard, the reply goes directly to your @kent.edu address.
1. LOG INTO BLACKBOARD
Log into Blackboard Learn at learn.kent.edu or through Flashline.
2. ENTER YOUR COURSE
Click on the name of your course to access it.
3. ACCESS THE EMAIL PAGE
In the course menu, click the Email link. If there is not an Email link in the course menu, you can access Email from the Control Panel > Course Tools.
4. SELECT RECIPIENTS
On the Email page, select the recipients for your email message by clicking on the appropriate link (email All Users, Single/Select Users, etc.)
5. TYPE MESSAGE
Type in your email subject and message text in the provided fields. You can also click the Attach a file link to include file attachments in your email (optional).
Click the Submit button to send the message.
- The sender will also receive a copy of the message, regardless of whether he/she is listed as a recipient.
- Blackboard will automatically add your course name and number to the beginning of the subject line to identify the course from which the email was sent.
- Emails will always be sent as BCC, meaning recipients cannot see who else received the email.
Updated July 2019 by Katie Baer, M.Ed., Instructional Designer