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Communication

Mail (FAQ's associated for mail are already viewable)
What is the mail tool?
Is there a difference between WebCT email and regular mail?
How do I create a message?
How do I reply to a message?
How do I send attachments?
How do I find mail addresses of my classmates?
Can I reread a message I sent to someone?
What happened to the messages that I already read?
Can I save my message and finish it later?
Can I use real html in my mail messages?
Can I cut and paste my messages from Word?
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Q. What is the mail tool?

The mail tool allows you to send and recieve mail messages to/from your peers registered in the same course and the instructor.

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Q. Is there a difference between WebCT email and regular mail?

Yes, you can only send and receive mail to and from other course participants and the instructor using WebCT mail. Sometimes an instructor will set the mail tool to allow mail forwarding to your external account.

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Q. How do I create a message?

To create a message, select Compose Mail Message from within the Mail area in your course. This will open a new window where you can compose your message.

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Q. How do I reply to a message?

By entering the message and using the "Reply" link located in the menu of the message.

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Q. How do I send attachments?

Follow the procedure for How do I create a message.

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Q. How do I find mail addresses of my classmates?

Mail addresses such as "someone@hawaii.edu" do not work in WebCT mail. Since WebCT mail only sends and recieves mail messages to those IN the course it uses student ID names. The IDs will be supplied to you during the process of creating a message when you browse for class participants in the Send to field.

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Q. Can I reread messages I sent to someone?

Yes, choose the Outbox folder from the mail table to see list of messages you have sent out.

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Q. What happened to the messages that I already read?

WebCT defaults to display unread messages only, you must click on Show All to view all messages from within a particular message folder. Just click on the message to view.

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Q. Can I save my message and finish it later?

Yes, if you DO NOT want to send a message immediately after you compose it save it as a draft.

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Q. Can I use real html in my mail messages?

If you know how to code html manually, then you can tag the text in the message with anything that works in the body of an html page. You can also copy and paste the html from an HTML editor.

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Q. Can I cut and paste my messages from Word?

Yes, just write your mail message in any text program (Microsoft Word, Apple Works, Word Perfect, etc.) then copy and paste within the compose message text box.

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