Instructors who plan to use the Desire2Learn Email tool as their main means to contact students should add the tool to their course Navbar (learn about this process by visiting the Add a tool to the Navigation Bar tutorial). With the tool on the Navbar simply click on the Email tool to compose a message, as shown below.
From within the Classlist window, users have the ability to email other users. Use the user tabs to look at a specific audience (Student, Instructor, Auditors). To email from the classlist select the checkbox next to the desired users, then clicking on the Compose Message icon, as shown below.
*Note: Within the Classlist tool instructors have the ability to change how many users are displayed in the Classlist table by selecting display options from the corresponding drop-down menu, as shown below (maximum of 200 users per page). This feature is especially useful when an instructor wishes to email or page all students in a class from a single screen. When checking the select all checkbox, D2L will select only the users listed on the page. So, if a class has more than 200 students, instructors should copy their message as they'll also have to send it to the remaining students on the next page.
In the Enter Grades section of the Grades area, users have the ability to email other users. This process consists of selecting the checkbox next to the desired users, then clicking on the Compose Message icon, as shown below.
Instructors have the ability to Email any group, while students can email groups that they belong to from the Groups section. This process consists of selecting a group or groups, then clicking the Compose Message icon, as shown below.
Recipients can be added to your email selecting them from the Address Book and then clicking the Add Recipients button.
The Address book can be filtered by selecting an option from the Filter By: drop-down menu. Some filter options are: