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Moodle® For Dummies® by Radana Dvorak

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Using Moodle Messaging

When you want to send private communications, Moodle messaging may be the tool for you. Users can send private messages between instructor and learner, between instructors, or between learners. Messages are not specific to a Moodle course. If your organization has a Moodle site with many different courses, all the people registered with the Moodle site can send messages to each other. If you want to avoid clogging up your e-mail, this is a fantastic alternative because Moodle messaging enables you to have all Moodle course-related messages held within it.

Creating messages

You can send messages to other Moodlers from their profiles or from the Message block. I recommend enabling the Message block to encourage learners and instructors to send messages through Moodle because you can track all messages from one place, and you know when the message has been read.

Messages are sent via a pop-up window, which saves you time because you don't have to open another messaging utility or e-mail. However, if some of your learners avoid visiting the Moodle course, the messages are still sent to their current e-mails registered with their student accounts. Your learners won't find an excuse for lack of notification and communication.

To send a message, follow these steps:

  1. Open a message window.

    You can access the message window from your own profile page, the button on the bottom Messages page, or the Message block. Each learner has the Message button on their profile ...

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