All posts in Communication


With announcements, you can post timely information critical to course success. On the Announcements page, you can add, edit, and delete announcements. This is an ideal place to post time-sensitive material.


Use the Contacts tool to add profile information about yourself and other staff (Faculty Information) for your students. You can provide information about office hours, phone numbers, and other links to help students find the people who have important roles in your course.

Course Messages

Course messages are private and secure text-based communication that occurs within your course and among course members. Although similar to email, you must be logged in to a course to read and send course messages.

Using Email in Blackboard Learn

The Blackboard Learn email tool allows you to send email to other people in your course without launching an external email program, such as Gmail, Outlook, Hotmail, or Yahoo. You can send email to individual users or to groups of users.