Managing communications

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Last updated: January 13, 2023, 3:47 p.m.

Using Announcements in Moodle

The Announcement Forum is included in any new course by default. It is a centralized space in Moodle for messages sent from the instructor to students. It is the most efficient way of sending important course information to students, such as information and links about live sessions and other updates.

Only Instructors and TAs can use it to send course news and updates to students enrolled in the course. All messages are sent directly to students’ preferred email addresses. The messages are also archived in the Announcement forum so that you and all participants can see the history of announcements you have sent.

Note: If students have set their messaging notifications to not receive e-mail notifications, the e-mail will not be sent to them.

Using Messages in Moodle

Moodle has a private messaging system embedded into the platform. This allows you to communicate directly with individual students without needing their email address. Many students use this function to communicate with their instructors, so you may notice some message notifications via email or on your Moodle page.

When you send a message to someone, they will receive an email notification with the body of the message to their preferred email address if they are not logged into Moodle at the time the message is sent.

It is not possible to reply to messages from email.

***All users must sign in to Moodle to reply to or send a message.***

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