Moodle Messaging

Written By Ron Coller (Administrator)

Updated at February 15th, 2021

The Moodle Messaging system is internal to Moodle therefore all messages are sent and received within Moodle. Think of it as Moodle instant messaging.

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Sending Messages One drawback to using the Moodle messaging system is the inability to handle attachments and the inconsistency in getting the messages delivered to the course participants. This is because this system is designed more as an instant messaging medium rather than an email messaging system.

  • In the Messages window click on the Search tab to search for the person, if appropriate checking the box “Only in my courses”, then click on their name. (Alternatively, if the person is listed in the Online Users block, simply click on the “Add/send message” envelope opposite their name.)

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  • Type the message in the pop-up box then click on the “Send message” button.

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