Sending Announcements to Students

Lists options for sending emails/announcements/messages to your students

Last Updated: May 31st, 2022

Communicating With Students in Your Classes


There are a number of options for sending announcements to your entire class; below are several options listed in order of preference, with the most effective and efficient options at the top. 

Moodle News Forum (BEST CHOICE)

  • Works from anywhere
  • Very easy
  • Sent to each student's preferred email address per ExpressLane profiles AND posted on Moodle course News Forum
  • News Forum provides a central record of all your announcements and allows student to review all previous announcements

Using Moodle News Forum

Moodle QuickMail

  • Works from anywhere
  • Email individuals, groups, or the entire class
  • Sent to each student's preferred email address per ExpressLane profiles

Using Moodle Quickmail

ExpressLane Course Studio [Announcements] Button

  • Very easy
  • Works from anywhere
  • Sent to students' ExpressLane Personal Announcements channel (viewable only through ExpressLane)

Sending email or Announcements through ExpressLane

ExpressLane Course Studio Email Function

  • Works from anywhere
  • Easy
  • Sent to each student's preferred email address per ExpressLane profiles

Sending email or Announcements through ExpressLane

ExpressLane Class List [Email Class] Button

  • Not recommended because it ONLY works when an email client is configured and working with the browser (usually on campus on a PC)
  • Works ONLY on campus on PC with GW Windows client, or with some other non-web email client set up and running
  • Sent to each student's preferred email address per ExpressLane profiles

Moodle Messaging

  • Learn about Moodle Messaging Here.


ATC Support & Hours of Operation

Weekday Support, Monday - Friday

The ATC is open to in-person assistance. Support is available through the above remote options and on campus at CEN 208


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