Announcements and Messaging are useful Moodle tools instructors can use to communicate with their students. Announcements should be used to communicate with the entire class. Messages are used to communicate with a single student.

To send a private message to a single student:

  1. Enter your course and click the Participants link in the left column.
  2. From the participants list, click the name of the student you want to send a message to.
  3. Click the student’s Message
  4. Scroll-down and type the message in the Write a message…
  5. Click Send.
  6. The student will see a message notification in their Toggle messages menu icon.

Clicking the icon will open the message.

The student can reply, using the Write a message… box.

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