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I have to email my instructor, how do I use Mail? (either scroll down through page or select from one of the following quick links)
About Mail
Sending a mail message
Reading mail
To view an Attachment


> I am registered for a WebCT course, how do I log in?
> I have to email my instructor, how do I use Mail?
> My instructor is asking us to use Discussions, how do I do that?
> How do I add an attachment to Mail or Discussions?

> My instructor said we can forward WebCT mail to our hotmail/yahoo, etc., account, how do I do this?
> We have to do a class chat, how do I do that?
> How do I submit my homework using the Drop box or Assignments?
> How do I add a PowerPoint presentation to the Student Presentation area?

> I have to introduce myself in the Homepage area, how can I do this?
> I am doing my first quiz in WebCT, what should I know?
> Saving a PowerPoint presentation as a web page (for Windows)
> Saving a PowerPoint presentation as a web page (for Macintosh)

> How do I fill out a WebCT Problem Report so I can get some help?
> Is it a good idea to have more than I browser to use with WebCT? If so, how can I download more?

About Mail :
The WebCT mail tool is "internal" to WebCT. This means that you must log into your WebCT course in order to read and send email. If the instructor has allowed for WebCT email forwarding you can receive a "copy" of email in your outside hotmail/yahoo/etc., account. BUT, you cannot respond to that copy, you MUST enter into the WebCT course in order to reply. To see how to forward email please view the tutorial on "How do I forward my email to my hotmail/yahoo, etc., account?"

Sending a mail message:
Log into your WebCT course and go to WebCT mail (usually it is located in the course section for Communication tools)

Click on Mail to enter.

To send an email, click on the button for "Compose message".

To select someone to send an email to, click "Browse".

Click on a recipients name (control+shift for Windows or apple+shift for Macintosh to select multiple users) and click the "Select" button.

You must enter a subject header.

Enter your message in the Message textblock.

NOTE: for snazzier messages you can use the HTML editor, by clicking the HTML editor button under the message box - wait for it to load (if you are Macintosh user you MUST click on the floppy disk icon in the upper left corner of the editor in order to save work).

To send off the email, click the Send button at the bottom, left of the screen.

Reading Mail:
Click on the "Inbox" text link.

Click directly on the title of the message to open.

NOTE: under the status column may be an image of a letter and/or a paper clip. The closed envelope indicates an unread message while the paper clip shows there is an "attachment" sent with the message.

To view an Attachment :
Click the link for "See Attached".

Select the radio button next to the file name and click the Download button. Save the file to your desktop or myDocuments folder. Once downloaded double click to open attached file.

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