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Sending Email to the Class in D2L

​​Instructors can send email messages to one, several, or all Classlist members at once. When sending emails in D2L, keep in mind the following:

  • 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 preferred email address the user has set in Campus Connect.

Email the Entire Classlist

  1. Go to Classlist.
  2. Select Email Classlist.
  3. Select ​Compose Email.
  4. Enter the subject of the email.
  5. Enter the body of the message.
  6. Select Send 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 Email.


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