The Email tool allows you to send email to other course participants from within the Learn environment without launching an external email client, such as Outlook, Gmail, Hotmail.

Emails can be sent to an individual or group of users.

A copy of this email is sent to the sender by default.

IMPORTANT! Learn does not keep any record of sent or received emails. When you receive or send an email, the email will appear in the Inbox of your external email client. Keep a copy of important messages in case you need them again later.

Accessing the Email Tool

You can access the Send Email tool from the Tools link on the Course Menu and from the Control Panel.

A. Access the Email tool using the default Tools link on the Course Menu. On the Tools page, select Send Email.


B. Alternatively, in the Control Panel, expand the Course Tools section and select Email.

Sending an Email

1. Once you have accessed the Email tool, click one of the options listed to send the email, for example, Single/Select Users.

  • All Users
  • All Groups
  • All Student Users
  • All Teaching Assistant Users
  • All Instructor Users
  • All Observer Users
  • Single/Select Users
  • Single/Select Groups
  • Single/Select Observer Users

For the Single/Select Users or Single/Select Groups, select the recipients in the Available to Select box and click the right-pointing arrow to move them in the Selected Box.  A back arrow is available to move a user out of the recipient list.

Tip: For Windows, to select multiple users in the list, press the CTRL key and click on each user needed. To select the entire list, use the SHIFT key and click on the first and last users.

2. The email must have a Subject.

3. Type your message.

4. Optionally, select the Return Receipt box to send a copy of the message to the sender.

5. Click Attach a file to browse for a file from your computer. You can attach multiple files. After you add one file, the option to add another appears.

6. Click Submit.