Email and Messages

Blackboard offers two private course communication methods between students and instructors; Messages and the Email Tool. The items below will provide more information on each, as well as the differences between each.

Screenshot of unread message

1. On the left navigation panel, messages will show a red dot when a new unread message is waiting.

2. Select the course link to view the unread message.

Screenshot of inbox

When an instructor or student sends a message, recipients will receive these internally within the course only. There is an option for instructors and students to set how they want their notifications to be emailed to them by going to the Activity Stream Settings and can choose to receive an email when a new unread message arrives.