Help and Support (Staff)

This is one of many help and support pages that are available about the University of Nottingham's Moodle online learning environment. If you have any questions or queries concerning Moodle then contact information is at the bottom of this one-page sheet. Please browse or use the SEARCH box below.

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How the student receives the email depends on their settings. They may receive each individual announcement email separately, or, it if this is set in their profile (and it is default for students), all announcements and forum alerts are bundled up in one email Digest per day.  Remind students to check all emails with the subject heading “moodle.Nottingham Forum Digest”. These emails arrive at the end of the day (around 5 pm) so students may not receive an email until up to 24 hours after you post it.

Alternative: Use the participants list  (the Messaging system)

The best way to send a message to students is to email them via the Announcements. However, you can also send a message to individual students or a group or small proportion of students on a module (say up to 15 or so students).

You can use the Participants list to send a Moodle message via the Messages system (a sort of internal text message)

To open the Participants List:


This process sends a message to each student. They receive it (by default) in one of the following ways: