Course Messages

Course messages are private and secure text-based communication that occurs within your course among course members. Messages are accessed from a course site, or from the main homepage in Blackboard. Alternatively, course announcements are used by instructors to post time-sensitive information, and available in your course, and often copies are sent by email.

Viewing Messages or Announcements in Your Course

Tutorial Course Experience
Messages Original
Announcements Original
Messages Ultra
Announcements Ultra


  • The course messages tool offers safe and secure communication without revealing personal information, such as email addresses. 
  • A record of messages are kept within the homepage and within the course, and notifications are sent via email or mobile device.
  • View messages for current, previous, and future courses. Use the arrows to navigate to another time period.