Email Students through Moodle

"Is there a way to email my students through Moodle?"

Absolutely! Moodle has a Quickmail block that will allow you to send an email (with optional attachments) to your class, individual students, or groups you've created. These emails will go to your students' Elon email accounts, and are also stored within your Moodle course as part of course record. Use the steps below to email your students using the Quickmail block.

View the tutorial or follow the directions below to email your students through Moodle.

1.) Click the 'Compose Course Message' link in the Quickmail block

compose course message

2.) In the 'To' field, either type in the name of the user you would like to email or click the drop-down menu to select the user

  • If you would like to email all of the students in your course, you can select the option "All In Course" from the drop-down menu.

3.) In the 'Subject' field, type the subject of your email

4.) You can compose your email in the 'Body' section



5.) If you wish to send attachments with your email, you will attach the files in the 'Attached files' section


6.) If you wish to send your email at a specific date and time, you can enable the 'Send at' option

7.) If you would like to receive a confirmation email when the email has been sent, you will select 'Yes' in the 'Receive a send report' option. The default option is 'no'.

8.) When you are finished you have three options; 'Send Message', 'Save Draft', or 'Cancel'

  • If you chose to save your message as a draft, you can access it later from the Quickmail block by clicking on "View Drafts".

Important Note

Emails sent through the Quickmail block are sometimes mistakenly flagged as spam or junk by Outlook 365 and Gmail. If you've sent an email and your students say they haven't received it, encourage them to check the Spam folder in their Elon email account.


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