Loyola Support Documentation

How do I send a message?

Updated Dec 09, 2020

Select Messages.

Select Messages from your site's tool menu

In the target Sakai site, select the Messages tool from the Tool Menu.

Select Compose Message.

Select Compose Message

Select Compose Message from the actions menu.

Address your message.

Address your message

Select the To field to expand the course member list. Select the member of the course that you wish to address. You can repeat this step to address your message to multiple recipients.

Tip: You can address a message to all members assigned to a specific role by selecting that role from the list. For example, you can send a message to all instructors by selecting "Instructor Role."

Add Bcc. (Optional)

Add Bcc

If you would like to blind copy recipients on the message, select Add Bcc. (Optional)

Tip: The Bcc option allows you to send a message to multiple people without the recipients being able to see the other people addressed in the message. Faculty often use this option when emailing groups of students about grade-related issues in order to protect the students' privacy and FERPA rights.

Add Bcc recipients.

Select bcc recipients

Then select the Bcc address field to select recipients from the list of site participants.

Send Cc. (Optional)

Send cc

If you would like to send a copy of your message to the recipient's external email address, check the box for Send a copy of this message to recipients' email address(es).

Apply a label. (Optional)

Apply a label

You may apply a label from the drop-down menu to indicate the priority of your message. The default label is Normal.

Enter a subject.

Enter a subject line

Select the Subject field. Type the subject for your message.

Enter a message.

Enter a message

Type your message into the Message box.

Tip: There are a variety of tools within the Rich Text Editor to help you format your message. Other features include adding images, video, and emoticons.

Add an attachment. (Optional)

Add an attachment

If you would like to attach a file to your message, select the Add attachments button to browse for and select your file.

Select Send.

Select Send

Select Send to send your message.

Tip: You can also select Preview to preview a finished version of your message, Save Draft to save the message as a draft that you can revisit later, or Cancel to cancel and delete the message.

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