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 the course record. Use the steps below to add the Quickmail block.

1.) In your Moodle course, click the 'Turn Editing On' button

  • This button is located in the top right area of your course. Alternatively, you can click the "Turn Editing On" link in the Settings block on the left side of your page.

2.) Scroll down to the bottom of the left-hand column

  • You should see 'Add a Block' — it's worth noting that if you've rearranged the blocks in your left-hand column, what you see may not look exactly like this screenshot.

3.) In the 'Add' pull-down menu, select 'Quickmail'

  • After clicking 'Quickmail,' the page will refresh.

Important Note

Quickmail will not appear in this menu if you have already added it to your course.

4.) (OPTIONAL) Rearrange your Quickmail block

  • The Quickmail block will now appear directly above 'Add a Block' in your Moodle course. You can move it to another area in the left or right-hand columns of your course by clicking and dragging the dark gray area at the top of the block (circled in red in this screenshot).

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

  • 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 Gmail account.


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