From within Moodle you can send an email to individual/s or groups you select from the course participants list.
Use this function to compose a message from your email client.
The following browsers are incompatible with the Send an Email tool, due to browser related restrictions:
- Google Chrome (on Windows)
- Internet Explorer.
- Other browsers may be affected.
If the Send an Email function does not work, try using an alternative browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Opera.
To send an email to one or more participants:
On the course home page, in the Navigation block, under Current course > [name of course], select Participants.
On the Participants page, filter the list of users you wish to send an email to. For example, if you only want to send an email to students, in the Current role drop-down list select Student.
In the Select column, select the check boxes for each individual user you wish to send an email to (or scroll to the bottom of the list and click Select all).
From the With selected users… drop-down list, select Send an email (comma separator) or Send an email (semi-colon separator). If you are on a SOE choose semi-colon separator. Your default email application will open a new blank email, with your own email address in the To field. All the recipients you chose will be listed in the BCC field.
- Compose and send your message as you would normally do.
Change the multiple-recipients setting in Outlook
When Moodle generates an email list from its email tool, it separates the recipients' names with commas. But Outlook's default setting is for semi-colons to be used to separate multiple message recipients.
If you are using Outlook on a computer that has been set up with the UNSW Standard Operating Environment (SOE), you will need to change this setting so that Outlook recognises commas as recipient separators.
To change this setting:
- In Outlook, click the File tab.
- In the menu, select Options.
- In the Outlook Options window, select Mail.
- In the mail settings, scroll down to the Send messages section and select the checkbox Commas can be used to separate multiple message recipients.
- Click OK to save your change.