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Blackboard Email

Blackboard's Send Email tool allows you to send messages from within a Blackboard course to the KU email accounts of other course members without having to launch an external email program. Blackboard email is send-only and course specific. You can send emails to individual users or to a groups of users within a given course. Instructors control whether this option is available in each Blackboard course. 

Always check your KU email account for email messages sent to you from Blackboard and for official communications from the university.

For more information about Blackboard Email, select from the following:

Send Blackboard Email

NOTE: You can access the email tool for all of your courses through the Tools panel on the Global Navigation menu. Your instructor can also add a link to the email tool directly to the course menu.
  1. On the course menu click Send Email if it appears, otherwise click Student Tools then Send Email. If the instructor has disabled email for the course you will not see these options.
  2. On the Select Users or Select Groups page, select the recipients in the Available to Select box and click the right-pointing arrow to move them into the Selected box. A back arrow is available to move a user out of the recipient list. Click Invert Selection and the selected users are no longer highlighted and those users that were not selected will be highlighted.
  3. Type your Subject.
  4. Type your Message. A copy of the message is sent to the sender. A receipt page appears after the message is sent listing all recipients. The receipt page does not confirm that users received the message. It only confirms that the message was sent.
  5. Click Attach a File to browse for files from your computer. You can attach multiple files. After you add one file, the option to attach another file appears.
  6. Click Submit.

Check Blackboard Email

There is no way for you to check your email within Blackboard. In order to check email sent to you from Blackboard you must access your KU email account. The Outlook Web App (OWA) mail.ku.edu allows you to check your email from any computer with an Internet connection and a web browser:
  1. Go to the Outlook Web App. [View screenshot]
  2. Enter your KU Online user name and password.
  3. Select This is a public or shared computer if you are not using your own computer to access the web app.
  4. Click Sign in.

Additionally, you can configure your personal devices and email clients to access your KU Outlook account. For more information visit KU's Email Overview.

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