How to Email Your 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 add the Quickmail block.

1.) In your Moodle course, click the gear icon beside the name of the course

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  • It is located to the right of the name of the course. Clicking the gear opens a drop down menu, shown in the next step.

2.) Click 'Turn editing on'

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  • You should see the Add a Block option appear at the bottom of the course menu located on left side of the page.

3.) Click 'Add a block'

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  • You should see an 'Add a block' window appear.

4.) Click 'Quickmail'

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5.) OPTIONAL - Rearrange your Quickmail block

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  • The Quickmail block will now appear at the bottom of your menu options on the right-hand side. You can move it to another area in the right column of your course by clicking and dragging the dark gray crossed arrow icon at the top of the block (highlighted in this screenshot).

6.) Click the 'Compose New Email' link in the Quickmail block

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  • The rest is pretty self-explanatory. Don't be afraid to experiment with the Quickmail block. It's a huge timesaver!

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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