Moodle: Blocks: Sending Moodle Mail (Faculty)


Moodle Mail allows users to send email through the course instead of creating a contact list in their regular email provider. The steps below outline the process of composing new emails.


Compose New E-mail using Moodle Mail

  1. Log into Moodle and select your course.
  2. Locate the Moodle Mail block and click Compose New Email.  

If you DO NOT see the Moodle Mail block, you may need to TURN THIS BLOCK ON.

Compose New E-mail link


  1. Select the Recipients for your message.

Moodle Mail Recipients list

Add Participants one of 3 ways, either (1) Select an Individual Student, (2) Select a Section of Students, or (3) Select All Students.

(Option 1: Select an Individual Student)  
  • Select a Participant from Potential Recipients & Click Add.
(Option 2: Select a Section of Students)
  • Select a Section from Potential Sections & Click Add.
(Option 3: Select All Students)
  • Click the Add All button, located in the middle section.  This will add every participant in this course into the Recipient box.

Use the Remove and Remove all buttons to remove one or more students from the list.


  1. Enter Additional emails if you would like to send this email to someone who is not enrolled in the course.

additional emails


  1. Add an Attachment to a Moodle Mail Message (optional). Click the Upload File button in the Attachments box and select the file(s) in the browser. You can also drag/drop the file from your desktop into the box.

Attachment box

NOTE - If the attachments are larger than 500MB, the document will not process. It is better to put larger files as Resources on your Moodle course front page.


  1. Add a Subject, Enter the Message

Moodle Mail body


  1. Select a signature, if one has been created, and whether you would like to receive a copy of the email once it has been sent. When you are finished, you can Send email, Save draft, or Cancel.

signature options and send buttons


To View Your Previous Drafts in Moodle Mail:

When using Moodle Mail, users have the option to save their emails as drafts until they finish composing.

  1. Login to Moodle and select your course.
  2. Locate the Moodle Mail block and select View Drafts.

the moodle mail block with the cursor over the view drafts option

  1. You will be directed to your Moodle Mail Drafts. Click on the red X to delete the draft. Clicking on the magnifying glass under the Action column will re-open the email so you can finish composing it.

the drafts window


Turn this Block ON

*NOTE: You will need to do these steps if you do not see the Moodle Mail block on your Moodle page.

  1. Log into your course and click Edit in the top-right corner of the page to turn editing on. 

Edit button


  1. Select Moodle Mail in the Add a Block drop-down box on the right.

Add a Block box



For more information on using Moodle Mail, read the following documentation from Moodle Docs. Note that the documentation does not show the SNAP Theme, but the functionality of the settings is the same. All links will open in a new window.


Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.


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