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Announcements, Email, Messages

Overview Associated Help Files

This is one of the most frequently used tools in HuskyCT. When instructors create an announcement, it gets posted in the HuskyCT site, a notice appears under the course title in the “My HuskyCT Classes” box, and an email notification is sent to each student using the email address associated with their profile in the HuskyCT system. By default, this will be their email address, but students do have the option of changing this.


The “Course Messages” tool is an internal email system. Instructors must add this tool to the left-hand navigation menu to make it available to students. Then, students or the instructor can send messages to others enrolled on the HuskyCT site. Those users must come into the HuskyCT course site to send message or check their Inbox for messages sent to them.

There is no connection between the Course Messages tool and the mail accounts.


If this tool has been activated by the instructor for students to use, it will appear as a link in the navigation menu at the left-hand site of the course site. This email tool enables members of the course to send emails to individuals or groups enrolled in the same course. These emails go to the recipients’ email addresses, unless they have edited their profile and entered a different external email address.

Using Email (Blackboard help page)

Using Messages (Blackboard help page)