Ultra Course - Messages
Messages can be used communicate with individuals, groups, or all users enrolled in a course via email. Copies of course messages and email replies are also stored in the Blackboard course.
In ultra course messages there is no subject line and there are no folders to organize course messages
Video - Messages in Ultra Course View
Send Message using the Messages link in the Top Navigation Bar
In your course, click the Messages link from the top navigation menu. Select the New Message button to compose and send a message.
You can type a name or from the drop down menu, select All Course Members, select individual names or select a group. Check the Send and email copy to recipients if you want the recipients to get an email notification of the message. Allow replies to this message is checked by default. If you do not want recipients to reply to the message, uncheck this box. Type in your message and when ready to send, click the Send button located in the lower right hand corner of the screen.
Send a Message to a student from the Gradebook
From the student list, you can send a message to anyone enrolled in your course. Select the Gradebook link from the top navigation menu and select Students. A list of students will appear. You have two options for sending messages from this view.
- Select the three dot menu at the right end of a student row. Select the Message Student option. The Message panel will open.
- Click on a student's name and the student's grade page will open. From here you can select Send Message and the message panel will open.
Messages you send from the student list view in the gradecenter will appear on the Messages page.
Unread Messages Indicator
The Messages tab includes an unread message indicator with the number of new messages. Messages are displayed with the newest messages at the top. Unread messages are clearly labeled.