Quickmail is a block within Latte that provides selective, bulk emailing within courses. You can select all or a number of students or course participants to receive email. Note: Quickmail does not keep a record of replies. All replies will go to the registered instructor’s Brandeis email outside of LATTE.
Compose a new message
The instructor must add the Quickmail block to his/her LATTE course if it is not already there. (If you are unsure of how to add a block to your course, please see the article here).
The Quickmail block has several options available including:
Click "Compose Course Message" to begin creating a new Quickmail message.
The From email will default to your Brandeis email address, as enrolled in the course shell.
Use the To dropdown to indicate who should receive the message. Depending on your course's setup, you can choose to include all enrolled users, only users enrolled as a student, users within a certain group or specific users enrolled in your course shell. Selecting an option from the dropdown will automatically add it to your recipient list. Note: The "To" field does NOT accept manual text entry. It will only populate with a list of the users, roles, groups etc. associated with your course shell.
If you do not see a specific student or enrolled participant within the recipients dropdown list, they either:
Use the From dropdown to indicate any others you'd like to exclude from your specified recipient list. (For example, all students except one or two specific students enrolled in your course).
Indicating exclusions is not required to send your Quickmail message.
Scroll down and you will see an area to indicate the subject line and body of your message.
Quickmail now supports use of specific merge fields within the message body. These merge fields can be used to personalize your email body. The "Supported user data fields" area underneath the body text field lists the available merge fields that can be copied and pasted anywhere into the message area. The available merge fields are the following: