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The Email is a tool that allows you to send emails to faculty and/or students within the courses you are taking. Please note, you are only able to send emails from within Brightspace. To view responses or any other emails you receive, you will need to access your IWU email account via Outlook.


Option 1 (Recommended)

1. From the course navbar, open the Communication menu.

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2. Select the Classlist link.

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Please note, there are three different methods you can use for sending an email from within the Classlist tool. All methods will open a new window with the email addresses in the Bcc field and provide an area for you to type the subject and body of your email.

Method 1

3a. To send an email to a specific individual, select the individual's name.

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Method 2

3b. To send an email to multiple individuals, select the checkbox in the row of all individuals that you want to email.

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4b. After you select the checkbox for everyone you need to email, choose the Email button.

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Method 3

3c. To send an email to the instructor(s) and all students listed in the Classlist, select the Email Classlist button.

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4c. Select the Send Email button.

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Option 2

1. Open the Communications menu from the course navbar.

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2. Select the Email link.

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3. You can manually enter the email addresses of all individuals or you can select the Address Book button to pull the email addresses for specific individuals.

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Option 3

1. From the minibar within your course*, open the "message alerts" button.

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2. Select the Email link.


3. Refer to Step 3 in Option 2 of this guide for information on how to enter the email addresses of the individuals that you need to email.


*Selecting the "Message alerts" button from the Brightspace main landing page will result in the "Address Book" displaying classmates and instructors from all previous and current courses.  Selecting the "Message Alerts" button from within a course will ensure that only the instructor and classmates from your current course(s) will be included in the "Address Book".