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To access your Email in D2L you can click the Email link from the top navigation bar of your D2L Course Home. Please note that D2L Email only functions within D2L and cannot send messages to external email addresses.


While it is possible to use the Email tool to send email messages within D2L, you will need to know the addresses of individuals you are trying to email. To easily email your instructor or fellow classmates, you should use the Classlist.


Sending Email Through the Classlist

 You may choose to email individual users through the Classlist, all users who fall within a particular category or tab (i.e. all students), a select group of users, or you may email everyone in the Classlist.


To email one user:

 1. Locate the user in the Classlist.

2. Click the checkbox next to the users name and click the email buttonem2.png.


To email all users in one category:

 1. Click on the tab that you wish to email.

2. Click the Email everyone on this tab button em3.pngat the top of the page.  The usernames will be automatically added to the email message.


To email all users in the course:

 1. Make sure you are on the All tab under Classlist view.

2. Click the Email everyone on this tab buttonem4.png at the top of the page. The usernames will be automatically added to the email message.



After clicking the email button a new window will open to allow you to compose a new message.




1. The Address Book button will open your Address Book where you can keep an online list of your contacts and organize contacts into groups. You can also select more contacts to add to your email message.


2. The Subject line will be the topic or description of your email message.


3. The text box is where you will enter the body or content of your email message. You have the basic word editing tools such as bold, underline, italics, and orientation.


4. The Attachments box will allow you to add a file from your computer to include with the email message. By clicking Choose File you will be able to select a file from your computer. Once you have found the file you want to attach, click it and then click Open to add it to the email message.

5. Cancel will allow you to cancel the message and return to your Classlist Home Page.


6. The Send button is what you will click once you are done composing your message. Make sure you have all other fields done before clicking Send as you will not be able to go back and edit the message once it is sent.

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