I liked the old Blackboard email function, but don't like Messages because I forget to check it. I wish there was a setting to get an email at my regular email address. Any ideas?
You can receive an email alerting you that you have received a message on Blackboard. Go to the Edit Notifications Settings either from the What's New module or click the Global Navigation Menu (top right hand corner with your name) and click Settings > Edit Notifications Settings. Locate and click into the course(s) you would like to receive an alert for and it will take you to a settings page. In the row for Course Message Received, check the box under the 'Email' column and Submit. You will get an email to the email address that is connected to Blackboard. It will alert you that you have a new message for that course and provide a link; however, you still have to check Blackboard Course Messages to read its contents.
Hope that helps.
Instructional Technology Coordinator
Texas A&M International University
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