Available ways to address communication with students.
Announcements is a tool available in every Blackboard course. Announcements are typically one of the first areas you see when accessing your course. This can be used to notify students of information about the course you would like them to see as soon as they access your course.
Blackboard Send Email Function
The Send Email tool in a course is a send-only tool. You can send messages from your course to course members' external email accounts without having to launch your external email program. You can send emails to individual users or to groups of users. At UofL, the students enrolled in courses on Blackboard have their email automatically added to those courses.
IMPORTANT: Blackboard Learn keeps no record of sent or received emails. When you receive or send an email, the email will appear in the Inbox of your external email client. Keep a copy of important messages in case you need them at a later date.
All enrolled students have free access to Microsoft’s Office365 suite of software online and downloadable on up to five devices. Outlook (for your university email), Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneDrive (50GB of storage) Teams (including the Chat feature), and more.