Documentation:Connect/Send a Message (How to)

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You can send internal text-based messages to other course participants, including instructors and students, using the Messages tool.

Messages can only be accessed and archived within the course.

Unfortunately, course participants do not receive any notifications for new messages unless they return to the course.

In this document, you will learn how to:

  • Create and send a message to a course participant
  • Read and reply to a new message

Video

Watch the video below on how to send a message:

Create and send a message to a course participant

  1. Under Course Management on the left-hand hand sidebar, click Course Tools.
  2. Click Messages.
  3. Click Create Message at the top of the section.
  4. In the 1. Recipients section, click To, Cc or Bcc.
  5. Click a course participant's name.
    Note: To choose multiple names, hold down CTRL/CMD keys.
  6. Click the right-facing arrow in the middle of the screen to add message recipients.
  7. In the 2. Compose Message section, write a subject and compose your message.
  8. (Optional) In the 3. Attachment section, include a file with your message.
  9. Click Submit at the bottom or top of the page.

The message will be sent after it has been submitted and stored in your Sent folder.

Read and reply to a new message

You will not receive any external notifications for new messages. You have to check the Messages tool when you login into Connect.

  1. Under Course Management on the left-hand hand sidebar, click Course Tools.
  2. Click Messages.
  3. Check the Unread column.
  4. Click the folder's name.
  5. Click the Subject to open the message.
  6. Hover over Reply and click Reply to Sender
    Note: If the message has multiple recipients, you can also choose Reply All.
  7. (Optional) In the 1. Recipients section, you can include new message recipients.
  8. In the 2. Compose Message section, you can change the subject and compose your reply.
  9. Click Submit at the bottom or top of the page.