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Sending Email to your Class in D2L

Instructors can send email messages to one, several, or all classlist members at one. There are several things to keep in mind when sending emails from D2L:

  • When emailing multiple class members, D2L adds the email addresses in the BCC field. Keep them there so that individual users are identified when sharing sensitive information.
  • If class members reply to an email, their messages will go to the user's preferred email address as set in CampusConnect.

Email the Entire Classlist

  1. Go to Classlist.
  2. Select Email Classlist.
  3. Select Send Email.
  4. Enter the Subject of the email.
  5. Enter the body of the message.
  6. Select the Send button at the top of the page when complete.

Email Individual Class Members

  1. Go to Classlist. 
  2. Select the checkboxes next to the users that should receive the email.
  3. Select the Email link.


In addition to emailing users, a best practice is to also post the same information as a News item. View the News guide for more information.