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The Quickmail block is an optional block in your course. Only instructors/site leaders can add the Quickmail block to a course.  If you do not see the Quickmail block in your course, please follow the Adding the Quickmail block to your course documentation below.

Adding the Quickmail block to your course
Sending Email with Quickmail
Quickmail for Students

Adding the Quickmail block to your course

1) Turn editing on

2) Locate the "Add Blocks" block (typically in the lower left corner

of your screen)

3) Click on the pulldown menu to select Quickmail

4) The Quickmail block will now appear as a block on the left side of your course.

5) If you intend to allow students to use Quickmail to email fellow students, click on the "Configuration" link to set this permission. On the next page, click on "Allow Students to use Quickmail" to select "Yes" and then scroll to the bottom of the page and submit changes.


Sending Email with Quickmail

Text Instructions


1. Click on the link, Compose New Email in the block named Quickmail. By default, this block will be located in the right-hand column of the course, but can be moved anywhere on the course page.

2. Add the names to the Selected Recipient(s) list - After you have selected (clicked on) the recipients in the Potential Recipient(s) column on the right, click on the Add button in the middle of the window to move the names into the Selected Recipient(s) list on the left. These are the people who will receive your email. If groups are defined in your course and you want to send to a group, click the name of the group in the Potential Section(s) area on the right side of the window. The names of the members of the group will be highlighted in the Potential Recipients column below. You can then click the Add button to move the group members into the Selected Recipients window.

4. Enter the Subject and the Message text and an attachment if desired.

5. If you would like to receive a copy of the email, choose Yes for Receive a Copy:

6. Send the email - Click on the Send Email button. Your message will likely not be sent out immediately, since the system sends out email messages once every hour. After clicking send, you should see "Email sent successfully".

Video Instructions


Quickmail for Students

Not every course will have email enabled for students. After your teacher enables email for students, you will see a block on your course page named, Quickmail. If you do not see this block, your teacher has not enabled email for students for that course.

To send email from Course SIte:

Click on the link, " Compose New Email" in the block named Quickmail.

1. Select the names of the people to receive your email - On the right side of the new window, you will see several different ways to choose recipients.

  • Role filter - The first method allows you to filter potential recipients by role. You will see a pull-down menu named Role filter, with the default choice of No Filter. You may see additional choices in that menu, which would allow you to identify recipients based on role send email filtered by those roles in the course. This method is optional and may not be available to you.
  • Potential Section - The second possible selection method is named Potential Section. You will only see this option if there are groups set up in the course. The groups will be listed in this section. Single click a group name and the names of the members of the group will be highlighted in the Potential Recipients column below.
  • Potential Recipient(s) - Moving down the right column, you will see a box named, Potential Recipient(s), which lists everyone on the course who can receive email. You can select individual names from this list, or as indicated above, select a group name to highlight all of the groups members at one time.

2. Add the names to the Selected Recipient(s) list - After you have selected the recipients in the Potential Recipient(s) column on the right, click on the Add button in the middle of the window to move the names into the Selected Recipient(s) list on the left. These are the people who will receive your email.

3. Optionally, you can browse to and upload a file to attach to the email.

4. Enter the Subject and the Message text

5. If you would like to receive a copy of the email, choose Yes for Receive a copy:

6. Send the email - Click on the Send Email button. Your message will likely not be sent out immediately, since the system sends out email messages once every hour. After clicking send, you should see "Email sent successfully".


 

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