Moodle: Blocks: Make Moodle Mail Unavailable to Students (Faculty)

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.

Making Moodle Mail Unavailable to Students:

  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.

moodle mail block with configuration button highlighted


  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're done, click the Save preferences button.

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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