Bulk Messaging

Last Updated: 11/21/2013

Overview

CU-Boulder offers a variety of mechanisms for sending university-related email messages in bulk to groups of faculty, staff or students.  Carefully evaluate the available bulk email mechanisms to ensure you have selected the tool appropriate to the task at hand.

Features

  • Administrative E-memo:  individual message which can be sent to specifically targeted groups. This service is administered by University Communications (for faculty/staff e-memos) and the Registrar's Office (for student e-memos).
  • CU-Boulder Today: CU-Boulder's electronic newsletter captures campus news, important announcements, campus events and the stories that inform our campus conversation.
  • Buff Bulletin Board: A site that is a listing of notices, training/seminars, jobs, campus services and events.
  • ListProc:  shared lists used to send information and/or have discussions among members of a particular group or community; managed by a designated list owner.
  • Course Roster Email:  portal-based email mechanism which allows a faculty member to send an email to all students registered for his/her class.
  • Exchange Distribution Lists: Exchange-based capabilities including AD group mailing lists, security permissions, and group invitations to calendar events.
  • Google Groups: Google provides distribution list capability through the Groups app.

Cost

ListProc, Course Roster Email and the Buff Bulletin Board are provided as common-good services to the campus which means there is no direct cost to list owners or list subscribers.

Administrative E-memos do have a charge associated with them, paid for by the department or individual sending the message. There is no subscription fee charged to readers of the Administrative E-memos.