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Faculty Moodle Help - I want to send the entire class an email. How do I do that in Moodle?

To contact the entire class, we recommend using the News forum. The News Forum is a special type of forum that only instructors may post in. By default, it is in the zero week/topic at the top of your Moodle course.

When you create a post in the News Forum, it will appear in three spots.

  1. In the News Forum itself. If students log in to your course, they can then select the News Forum and see any posts you have made.
  2. An abbreviated form of your News Forum post will appear in the Latest News block that by default is in the upper right corner of your Moodle course. A link will also be listed next to this abbreviated message that if selected will lead users to the original post in the News Forum.
  3. An email will be sent out to all users listed in the course. These email notifications are typically delivered within 3 hours to users CSUN email addresses. These emails will be sent to CSUN email addresses only! If your students are using a third-party email client (Yahoo mail, Hotmail, personal Gmail account, etc.) please inform them that they must forward their CSUN email to their other email account. For instructions on how to forward an email address, please see the IT Help Desk - Forwarding Gmail to Another Account.

Note: The News Forum must be available in order for posts to go out. If the News Forum is hidden (gray) on your Moodle course homepage, email notifications will not be delivered to students.

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