Blackboard email is a tool designed to help faculty communicate with students, fellow staff members and TAs. The Blackboard email tool allows faculty to send emails to select students, TAs or an entire class. It is not necessary for the faculty member to know the email address of the individual receiving the email. Moreover, a copy of sent messages are saved in the user's NIU email account.
To send an email: From the Control Panel, click Course Tools > click Send Email > and select an option in the adjacent content frame.