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Overview of Email Tool Availability

The Email Tool is enabled by default for use in all courses throughout the Blackboard system.  In the standard course template that is used for all scheduled courses, the Email tool has not been added to the Course Menu for students to use.  In the online course template used for instructors building a fully online course, Email has been added to the Course Menu for students to use.  Because the Email tool is enabled throughout the system, students are able to email people in their courses using the Send Email tool on the Academics tab as shown below.  In all cases, instructors can access and use the Email tool on the Control Panel menu under Course Tools.  The following guidance is offered for your consideration of whether or not and how you wish to utilize the Email tool in Blackboard.

Send Email on the Academics tab

On the Blackboard, Academics Tab, under Tools, students have the option to Send Email to all the users in any of the courses they are enrolled in.

Academics Tab

Remove the Email Tool from your Course

If you do not wish to use the Email tool in Blackboard at all,

  1. In your Blackboard course...
  2. Under the Control Panel, click Customization, and choose Tool Availability.
  3. Scroll down to the Email tool
  4. De-select the check box(es) in that row
  5. Click Submit

Control Recipients for the Email Tool

If you wish to utilize the Email tool for your course but want to control the recipients whom students are able to select,

  1. In your Blackboard course...
  2. Under the Control Panel, click Customization, and choose Tool Availability.
  3. Scroll down to Email and click the drop down arrow to the right and choose Email Settings.
  4. Uncheck the recipients you wish to disable for the tool.
    For example, uncheck All Users at the far right and leave All Instructor Users checked, if you wish to allow your student to email you but no other students in the course.
  5. Click Submit.



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