Sending Email from Buzz

This article details how to send email through Buzz. Emails can be customized for individual students, all students within a course, and observers.

IMPORTANT: All emails are sent outside Buzz, so there is no record of them kept in the system unless you choose the option to send a copy to yourself.

SENDING EMAIL

To

The To field allows you to personalize an email to a student, all students within a course, or all students within a set of courses.

TIP: Type a student’s name or course name into the To field. You may also click in the To field and use the drop-down menu to select a course or names of students. If you need to remove a student from the list, select the X next to the name.

Send To

The Send To field allows you to specify who is receiving the email. You can send an email out of the system to specified recipients and/or their observers. An observer might be a parent or someone coaching and supporting the student throughout the course.

Recipient

There are a number of combinations that can be chosen when sending an email from Buzz. The information below will help to clarify who will receive the email based on the choices that are made.

NOTE: Observers refers to parent(s)/guardian(s) or mentor(s)/coach(es) associated to student.

 

Send Mail to Teachers and Graders in a Course

To: Teachers and graders in course

Send to: Recipients

This email will send to just teacher emails of that specific course.

To: Teachers and graders in course

Send to: Recipients and observers

This email will send to teacher emails and observer emails of that specific course.

To: Teachers and graders in course

Send to: Observers only

This email will send to just observer emails for that specific course.

 

Send Mail to Students in a Course

To: Students in course

Send to: Recipients

This email will send to just student emails of that specific course.

To: Students in course

Send to: Recipients and observers

This email will send to student emails and observer emails of that specific course.

To: Students in course

Send to: Observers only

This email will send to just observer emails for that specific course.

 

Send Mail to Students, Teachers, and Graders in a Course

To: Students, teachers, and graders in course

Send to: Recipients

This email will send to students and teachers emails of that specific course.

To: Students, teachers, and graders in course

Send to: Recipients and observers

This email will send to students and teachers and observer emails of that specific course.

To: Students, teachers, and graders in course

Send to: Observers only

This email will send to just observer emails for that specific course.

 

Send Mail to Individual Student

To: (type in a student’s name)

Send to: Recipients

This email will send to just that student’s email.

To: (type in a student’s name)

Send to: Recipients and Observers

This email will send to the student’s email and observer emails for that specific student.

To: (type in a student’s name)

Send to: Observers only

This email will send to just observer emails for that specific student.

 

SEND A COPY TO ME

WARNING: If you are sending a message through the Send mail function, no record of the email will exist unless the Send a copy to me box is selected.

CREATING YOUR MESSAGE

Type the title of your email in the Subject box and enter your message in the body. 

Formatting the Text

You can change your font and the layout of your email message through the Text Editor. Hover over each symbol to learn more about the function.

The Text Editor allows you to make the following format changes:

  • Bold, italicize, or underline the text
  • Change the font type
  • Change the size of the font
  • Change the color of the font or the color of the font highlight
  • Right align, center align, left align, or justify the text
  • Create a numbered or bulleted list
  • Insert or remove a hyperlink

TIP: For more information on these text editor functions, see Buzz Text Editor Options article.

Adding and Removing Hyperlinks

You can add a hyperlink to an email by clicking the hyperlink icon.

The following points address the items in the popup hyperlink menu:

  • URL: Add the URL for the website to this field.
  • Text: Describe how you want the website to appear in the email. For example, if you want the actual URL to show in your email, copy it into the display Text However, if you want your email to show the text “Lincoln Learning Solutions,” for example, as hyperlinked words, type “Lincoln Learning Solutions” in the display Text field.
  • Check Open in new tab if you would like the webpage to open in a new window rather than have the student navigate away from the email.
  • Click Insert to add the hyperlink to the email.

Once your hyperlink is created, you can click on it again to preview it in another window (box with an arrow), edit it (the pencil), or undo the hyperlink (link with a slash).

Sending the Message

Once you are done composing your message, simply click Send, and the communication box will disappear once your email has been sent successfully.

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