Moodle: Blocks: Moodle Mail Block (Faculty)

The Moodle Mail block allows users to email one or more participants of a course. In this block, instructors can compose emails, set up their signatures, view drafts and history, set alternate emails, and configure the settings.

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Moodle Mail Block (Faculty)

The Moodle Mail Block allows the instructor to have all composing and editing options for email all in the same place.

Moodle Mail block on Moodle

Details on Each Link:

  • Alternate Emails: Set up an alternate email to direct mail from that address instead of the course email address.

  • Create Notifications: Create automated notifications and set the rules by which they operate.

Making Moodle Mail Unavailable to Students:

Instructors can change the settings in Moodle Mail to restrict students from sending email through the course. If disabled, students will see the Moodle Mail block in their course, but will not be able to use it. They will have to use LSU mail or other email service instead. This setting is found in the Moodle Mail Configuration menu.

  1. Login to Moodle and select your course.
  2. Locate the Moodle Mail block on the Moodle course page and click on the Configuration button.

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  1. Use the drop down box to specify whether or not you wish to allow students to use Moodle Mail. Instructors can also use the Selectable roles to limit the ability of TA's, guest instructors, etc. to use Moodle Mail.

Moodle Mail Configuration Settings


  1. When you are done, click the Save preferences button.


Moodle Mail for Students

Instructors can give the following GROK article to students as a resource: Moodle Mail Block (Students)



For more information on 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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