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Desire2Learn 9.0

Sending Email in Desire2Learn

Often when working in the Desire2Learn program, you will need to contact a student, instructor, co-instructor, or academic assistant. Desire2Learn offers easy access to email. You can also spell check your messages and send attachments.

NOTE:
A copy of your message does not, by default, appear in your Sent Items.

return to topSending an Email Message

Sending an email message in Desire2Learn is quick and easy. Look for this EMAIL buttonEmail Selected Users buttonin any of the following course areas: Classlist, Groups, Dropbox, Attendance Tool, or Grades. Simply select the person(s) you want to email and click the button. These instructions will use the example of emailing from the Classlist.

  1. From the Classlist, select the member(s) of your class that you want to email
    NOTE: A class member is selected when a checkmark appears before their name.

  2. Click EMAIL SELECTED USERSEmail Selected Users button
    A Compose New Message window opens with the To text box completed.

  3. In the Subject text box, type the subject of the message

  4. OPTIONAL: To indicate the message's level of importance to the recipient, from the Priority pull-down menu, select either Low, Normal, or High

  5. In the Message text box, type the desired message

  6. When the email is ready to send, click SEND
    NOTE: To spell check your message before sending, refer to Using Spell Checker.

return to topCustomizing Email Settings

When sending emails using Desire2Learn, you may want to change your signature or the address your recipients reply to. The Settings option allows you to perform changes, as well as choose whether you would like to receive a copy of your sent messages.

  1. From the top left Navigation bar, click EMAIL
    The Compose New Message pane appears.
    Compose New Message screen

  2. Click SETTINGS
    The Email Settings pane appears.
    Email Settings pane

  3. To receive a copy of all messages you send, select Send a copy of each outgoing message to your username@uwec.edu
    NOTE: A copy of your message does not, by default, appear in your Sent Items.

  4. To specify a different address for replies to your message, in the 'Reply to' Email Address text box, type an alternate email address
    OR
    To specify your name along with your email address, type "NAME" <emailaddress>
    EXAMPLE: "John Doe" <doej@uwec.edu>
    NOTE: If you do not enter your name, messages you send through D2L will appear in users' inboxes as from your username (e.g., doej@uwec.edu rather than Doe, John), which may be confusing.

  5. To create a signature for outgoing messages, in the Email Signature text box, type the desired signature
    OPTIONAL:To change the font attributes of your email signature, click in the Email Signature text box to activate the html editor. If necessary, refer to Using HTML Editor.

  6. Click SAVE

return to topUsing Spell Check

Checking a message's spelling is always a good idea, but it may not catch all mistakes; you should also read through the message before sending it. The following steps provide information on how to send a spell-checked email message.

  1. Prepare the desired email message

  2. Click TOGGLE SPELLCHECKERSpell Check button
    Spelling errors are underlined in red.

  3. To view the Suggestions pull-down menu, click the misspelled word

  4. If the unrecognized word is correct or you want to keep the word as it is, on the Suggestions pull-down menu, click IGNORE WORD
    To ignore all instances of the word, click IGNORE ALL

  5. Repeat steps 3-4 as necessary

return to topWorking with Attachments

To send an attachment with your email message, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare the desired email message

  2. In the Attachments section, click BROWSE...
    The Choose File to Upload dialog box appears.

  3. Using the Look in pull-down menu, navigate to and select the file you wish to attach

  4. Click OPEN
    The file appears in the text box of the Attachments section.

  5. OPTIONAL: To add another attachment,
    1. Click ADD
      A second text box appears in the Attachments section.
    2. Next to the second text box, click BROWSE...
      The Choose File to Upload dialog box appears.
    3. Using the Look in pull-down menu, navigate to and select the file you wish to attach
    4. Click OPEN
      The file appears in the second text box of the Attachments section.

  6. OPTIONAL: To remove an attachment, next to the attached file to be removed, click REMOVE

  7. When the email is ready to send, click SEND
    NOTE: To spell check your message before sending, refer to Using Spell Checker.

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