Blackboard is not an email client (it can't receive or store emails, for instance) but the system does allow you to send emails to other West London Online users, both staff and students.
There are two options for sending email from within Blackboard
Option 1: Global
This will open a page listing all programmes / modules you are participating in. You can then select one of these from which you want to send email.
Option 2: From within your programme / module
This brings up a long list of course tools. Look for the Send Email link.
You can send email to Groups
of users, all users, instructors, teaching assistants, or selected users (i.e you choose which individual members you want to email). A copy of each email sent from within Blackboard will be sent to your own email address.
All University of West London students have a free email account which can be accessed via the web, and this is the email address which is set up by default on your Blackboard account.
Wherever possible, please contact the IT Service Desk from your University email account. If you contact us using a third party email address (e.g. Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail) we have no way of verifying that the person sending the email is a member of the University. We must be sure of your identity before, for instance, we issue a new password.