What is it?
The most common way to send information directly to a single student or to a student group is by using messages.
What does it do?
You can send a message directly to a student or to a group of students. You can set it so students can reply so you have the whole conversation contained within the module.
What should I know?
To use messages click on the envelope icon in the top right-hand corner of the module.
This will take you to the archive of messages, where you can see all messages you are involved in (note: if a student sends a message specifically to another instructor, you won’t see it). New messages will have a purple circle around the student’s icon.
Step 1: To create a message, click on the plus sign in the top right-hand corner.
Step 2: Select your recipient from the recipient panel. ‘All course members’ sends a message to everyone enrolled in the module or organisation, not just students.
You can type your message into the message box and edit the text (bold/italics, etc.), add links, videos, etc.
Step 3: To send your message as an email, tick Send an email copy to recipients.
Step 4: Allow replies makes it so that students can use message to reply, or if you do not want to allow this you can leave it unticked.
Step 5: Select Send.
Sending Messages to Groups
Step 1: To send messages to a group, go into the View sets and groups link from the details and actions menu.
Step 2: Click on the three dots beside a group set and click Edit.
Once you are in the group page, scroll down to your groups and click on the three dots beside a group and select Message group. The interface from here is identical to the main message page, it just auto-fills the recipient list with the students from the group.
You can also view messages in the main My Dundee institution page. In the left-hand menu, click on Messages. This page lists every course you’re enrolled on, and you can scroll these to search for new messages from any of your courses at a glance. You can also see notifications for how many unread messages you have.