Course Messages Introduction

Blackboard offers private course communication method between students and instructors by using Messages.

Image of left navigation panel with messages

Course Messages allows instructors to contain  communication within the course site, and instructors and students can create and read messages within the course site. Instructors and students can edit course message settings in their profile.

Benefits for Faculty
Benefits for Students
When and How

In introducing messages to students, provide guidance regarding etiquette expectations  (QM 1.3), provide specific requirements on how regularly they should  log in and check their course messages and indicate your timeframe for  responding to messages (QM 5.3).