From Information about Isaak, Brock University's Sakai-Based LMS
Messages is a communication tool that allows site participants to communicate using internal course mail. Messaging between groups is also supported.
 Viewing new messages
Unread messages are in bold; viewed messages are permanently marked as read. By default, messages are listed chronologically, but you can select the By Conversation view to display messages in indented threads.
 Viewing sent messages
Sent messages can be found in the "Sent" folder.
 Composing messages
Recipients can be selected from the provided list by individual, or multiple recipients by selecting each one while holding thebutton down, or by entire role (students,TAs,instructors).
Message priority: You can set priority levels for messages to distinguish important messages from others.
 Searching Messages
To search for text in a message:
In your site's menubar, click Messages.
Click the folder you wish to search.
Next to "Search for text:", enter your search terms in the text box, and then click Search. The standard search will look for your terms in the subject line of the messages in the selected folder. Searches are case sensitive.
To modify the search parameters, click Advanced Search and check the appropriate box(es). Available parameters are: Subject: The subject line of the message Authored By: Who sent the message Body: The body of the message Label: The label associated with the message Date Range: The date range in which the message was sent
Search parameters in advanced searches will remain checked for subsequent searches until you clear them. To clear a search, click Clear Search.
To end an advanced search, click Normal Search.
 Auto Forwarding Messages
You can have your messages automatically sent to any E-Mail address by following these steps:
- In Messages click Settings
- Change "Auto Forward Messages:" from No to Yes
- Enter your full E-Mail address in the field marked "Email address for forwarding:"
- Press "Save Settings"
YouTube/Podcast - Site Info
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 Things to consider
This tool can disclose the names of other participants inside the same course or site. Please consider student privacy before you turn this tool on.
The list of potential message recipients is a full listing of active individuals in the course that individuals cannot opt out of.
Please consider the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and Brock University's own privacy policies. You can learn more at http://www.brocku.ca/accessandprivacy/
- Using Messages, you can send messages to another individual, a select number of individuals, or a select number of groups.
- Messages you send using the To Recipients' Email Address(es) option are sent directly to participants' email addresses and are not stored in the Messages area.
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