Messages Tool

Write internal mails to members of the site

Messages Tool Help Center

Messages tool basics

What is the Messages tool?

What is the Messages tool?

The Messages tool offers a convenient way to send and receive private messages to other members enrolled in the course site. Each course site has its own Messages tool. For example, if you are enrolled in two course sites (Site 1 & Site 2) you will have two separate inboxes, one in each site. When in Site 1 you may send and receive messages to and from members of Site 1. When in Site 2 you may send and receive message to and from members of Site 2.

The Messages tool is like email in some respects but the two have fundamental differences. The Messages tool does not use external email addresses. Instead, you simply select the person you wish to write from the list of enrolled site participants. Also, messages do not leave the system. They are not carried over the Internet like email is; therefore, they remain self-contained with the course or project site.

To access this tool, select Messages from the Tool Menu in your site.

Or, go to Messages directly from your Message Center Notification links.

You may also click on the new message number indicator or envelope icon from the Message Center Notifications shown in My Workspace to go directly to Messages for a given site.

Content of the Reference Guides

Once you go through the PDF reference guides, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is the Messages tool?
  • How do I view my messages?
  • How do I send a message?
  • How do I reply to a message?
  • How do I create a Messages folder?
  • How do I move a message?
  • How do I delete a message?
  • How do I determine who site participants can send a message to?

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