The myCourses mail tool should be used to communicate personal and private issues with other myCourses users who are enrolled in the same course sections in which you are enrolled. The mail tool functions similar to other email programs.
You can access your myCourses mail in two ways:
1. Access the email tool from the myCourses portal page.
From the toolbar, select the mail icon.
The global view of mail appears listing all courses and sections in which you are enrolled.
2. Click on the mail icon located within the course toolbar.
The course email screen appears.
On the Mail screen:
Folders are listed in the left frame. The number in parentheses is the total number of messages in the folder; the number outside the parentheses in bold is the number unread.
Messages are listed in the right frame. There are four columns:
Subject: lists the message title. Messages are displayed in reverse chronological order. Unread mail is indicated by the closed mail icon to the left of the message title and bold text.
Author: tells you the author of the mail message.
Date: indicates the date and time that the message was sent.
Actions: contains icons which allow you to perform actions on a mail message.
To read a message, click on the hyperlinked subject title in the right frame.