Composing (creating) emails

Compose an email

  1. From the inbox, click Compose.
  2. Enter the recipient’s email address in the To field. Click Address Book to locate an address from your Address Book.
  3. Enter a brief description of your email in the Subject line.
  4. Enter your message in the Body.
  5. Click the Spell Checker icon to check for misspellings.
  6. Click Send.

Add an attachment to your email

  1. From the Compose New Message page, create a new email as usual.
  2. In the Attachments area, click Browse and select the file you want to attach. If you are using a supported browser, you can also drag and drop attachments from your desktop.

Compose Message options

Option Description

Address Book

Click Address Book to open, in a pop-up window, an address book containing your contacts. Use the Address Book to quickly fill in the To, Cc, and Bcc fields. See Using the Address Book for information on how to use this feature.

To, Cc, Bcc

You can send messages to contacts by directly entering their addresses into the To field. To expand the Cc and Bcc fields, click Add CC or BCC.


Specify a subject line in this field.


Set the priority for this message as Low, Normal (default setting), or High. This priority setting will appear next to your message in the receiver's Message List.


Enter your message into this area.

Spell Check

Click the Spell Check icon to check your message for misspellings.


Click the Preview icon to have a look at your message before sending it.

Attach a file

In the Attachments area, click Browse to locate the file you want to attach, or drag and drop your files onto the Attachments upload target. You can attach as many files as you want.

Note  Internet Explorer 9 and older currently do not support dragging and dropping files from your desktop into Learning Environment.

Attach an audio recording In the Attachments area, click Record Audio. Ensure your microphone is set up correctly and click Record. Click Flash Settings to make adjustments to your microphone selection and volume. Click Play to listen to your recording. Click Clear to erase your recording. If you have pre-recorded audio and are using a supported browser, you can drag audio files onto the Attachments upload target.


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