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The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee has moved to D2L version 10.

Updated help files are located at uwmltc.org


Sending email from the D2L Classlist

  1. Click on [Classlist] in the main navigation bar
  2. Click on “ Email everyone on this tab” above the box that contains the user
    names.* The icon looks like an envelope with a blue star in the corner. 
  3. In the popup “Compose New Message” window, type the subject of the email in the [Subject:] text box
  4. Type the body of your email in the [Message:] text box
  5. OPTIONAL: Click [Browse] to include a file as an attachment. (a. A second popup window will appear. b. Find the desired file and select by clicking on it. c. The second popup window will disappear.)
  6. Click on [send]

Important: D2L does NOT have a “sent mail” folder, so we recommend you also send yourself a copy!

*Potential Problem Sending Email to Many Recipients 
Large-enrollment classes may exceed the 4100-character limit in the address fields. 
Problem: If you attempt to send an email message to a large number of recipients from within the D2L, the message may not be sent to all of the recipients. There is a limit of 4100 characters for the string of email addresses (strung together with a semicolon separator) in each of the "To:", "Cc:", and "Bcc:" fields in the email composer interface. This typically imposes a limit of 100 to 200 recipients per message sent, depending upon the lengths of the email addresses.
Workaround: Send the email message from the Classlist to only one page of students at a time by checking "Select all rows" and then selecting the "E-mail selected users in a new window on this page" icon.

D2L 9.2.1 SP3 – September 2011