The following will detail the steps required to add a Mail link to your Course Menu which makes course messaging available.
1.) Click the + sign at the top left-hand side of your Course Menu and select Tool Link from the drop-down menu
2.) Type the name you'd like to be displayed to students (usually "Mail" or "Course Email") in the Name field.
3.) In the drop down menu for Type select either Course Messages or Email, you should now see the link you create on your Course Menu.
- Course Messages is an internal messaging tool that keeps messages inside Blackboard Learn (This is the preferred tool for most instructors).
- Email is an external messaging tool that allows you to email students through an external host. This feature only allows the sending of emails to the account associated with the users in the course and cannot receive.
4.) Feel free to set up and configure both tools and then choose which tool you feel more comfortable with.