Emailing in D2L

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Intended Audience

WSU instructors using Desire2Learn or those interested in using this instructional management system in the future.

Emailing students from D2L

D2L Brightspace supports a variety of ways to email participants from your D2L course.

Of course you can use Outlook to email students, but D2L contains an address book for each class that contains the names and email addresses of all of the students enrolled. This makes building the addressee list quick and easy. You can email individuals, groups or do a mass mailing to the entire class either through the Classlist Tool or the Email Tool.

Things to remember

When sending email from D2L , please keep the following in mind:

  • You can send email from D2L, but D2L does not receive email. If a student replies to an email message that you sent from D2L, that reply will go to your WSU mailbox.
  • All messages you send to students will go to their WSU email address. There is no way to change that address to another email service (e.g., gmail, hotmail). Students must make a habit of checking their WSU email daily for important messages from instructors.

Methods for emailing students through D2L

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