My Space - Email
It may be necessary for a lecturer to enable students to send e-mail to each other via My Space. For example, if a group of students are working together on an assignment and have their own subgroup in a class. You can send emails to everyone or to individual members in a class or community.
The new feature is that you can also send emails to several classes or communities at a time – also to selected role types in each class.
To send emails to everyone or to individual members in a class or community:
From the “Staff” applet (in a class), click the link “Send email”.
Alternatively: From the Admin page for the class/community under the menu “Bulk email”, select “New Bulk Mail”.
Select who is to receive the email
Send to everyone in the community
or send to the following roles:
- Members (Students)
In addition, send to the following (presumes that you have not selected “Send to everyone in the community” above). Tick who is to receive the email. In the Copy field you can enter several email addresses (use a comma between addresses). The email address of the sender will automatically appear in the Copy field. If you do not wish to receive a copy, remove your email address from the Copy field.
To send emails to everyone or to individual members in several classes or communities simultaneously (NEW):
From the “Classes and communities" applet or from the “Staff” applet (in any class whatsoever):
Click on the link “Send bulk email to one or more communities”
Alternatively: From the Admin page for a class or community under “Bulk mail” select “Send bulk mail to one or more communities”
Choose who is to receive the email
Choose the classes/communities and/or subgroups who are to receive the bulk email
Select “Compose bulk message” to write the message
Select the date and time the message is to be sent.
It is possible to edit a message later if it has not been sent. This is done via Admin under the “Bulk mail” menu by selecting “Bulk Mail History”.
Tip: “Bulk Mail History” shows previously sent bulk mail and mail that has not yet been sent.
Do not use the email service more than necessary.
Enable students in a class/community to send e-mail from My Space:
It may be necessary for a lecturer to enable students to send e-mail to each other via My Space. For example, if a group of students are working together on an assignment and have their own subgroup in a class.
On the Admin page, under Group Administration, it is possible to change the Bulk Mail Policy. By selecting “All members” the students can also send e-mail from My Space via the Members applet and the Staff list applet to one or all the members of the class/ subgroup.
Note: The default setting is “Only admins can send bulk mail to this community”.