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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’ email addresses are associated with their Blackboard Learn accounts, so any email you send via Blackboard comes from your address and goes to your students’ addresses.

Note: This is outgoing mail only; if your students reply to an email sent through Blackboard, the reply goes directly to your address.

1. Log into Blackboard

Log into Blackboard Learn at 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.

Email link in course menu or in 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.)

Email recipient options


5. Type message

Type in your email subject and message text in the provided fields.

6. Attach file(s) (optional)

Click the Attach a file link to include a file attachment in your email.

Email message


7. Submit

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.
Updated June 2018 by Katie Baer, M.Ed., Instructional Designer