The Mail tool is another tool that facilitates communication between you, your instructor, and your classmates. You can use the Mail tool to send written messages to other users in your course. Using the Mail tool to send messages is just like sending email messages. However, unlike an external email tool, you can only send messages to other members within your course community after you log into Blackboard.
Click on this link to view a video of the Mail tool
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Here are text instructions for using the Mail tool.