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Commnication Options with LATTE


Sending E-mail Announcements to the Entire Class

Option 1: “News & Announcements” forum

  • All students are subscribed by email to this forum by default.  (Learn more about forum subscriptions)
  • Post to this forum for subscribed students to receive the announcement in their Brandeis e-mail.

Option 2: Quickmail

  • Instructor must add Quickmail block to course. (Learn more about Quickmail)
  • Select all or a number of students or course participants to receive e-mail.
  • Quickmail does not keep a record of any replies. Replies go to the instructor's registered Brandeis e-mail outside of LATTE.

Option 3: Messaging

  • Instructor must add Messages block to course.(Learn more about blocks)
  • Student must log into LATTE and remember to check messages.
  • Instructor cannot send attachments through Messaging.
  • Messages can be sent by any registered LATTE user to any registered LATTE user.
  •  To send a message to your students:
    • Step 1: Click on "Participants" in the people block of your course homepage.
    • Step 2: At the bottom of the page,click on the "Show All" link.
    • Step 3: Click the "Select All" button.
    • Step 4: From the "With Selected users..." drop down box, choose "Add/send message."
    • Step 5: Compose your message.
    • Step 6: Click on the "Preview" button, then click "Send."

 

Sending an E-mail to a Select Group of Students and Course Participants

Quickmail

  • Instructor must add Quickmail block to course. (Learn more about Quickmail)
  • Select only those students you want receive email.
  • Student replies go to the instructor's registered Brandeis email outside of LATTE.

Option 2: Messaging

  • Instructor must add Messages block to course.(Learn more about blocks)
  • Student must log into LATTE and remember to check messages.
  • Instructor cannot send attachments through Messaging.
  • Messages can be sent by any registered LATTE user to any registered LATTE user.
  •  To send a message to your students:
    • Step 1: Click on "Participants" in the people block of your course homepage.
    • Step 2: At the bottom of the page, click on the "Show All" link.
    • Step 3: Check the box next to each student you want to send the message.
    • Step 4: From the "With Selected users..." drop down box, choose "Add / send message".
    • Step 5: Compose your message.
    • Step 6: Click on the "Preview" button, then click "Send."

 

Sending an E-mail to a Single Student or Course Participant

Quickmail

  • Instructor must add Quickmail block to course.
  • Select only the student you want receive email.
  • Quickmail does not keep a record of your correspondence.
  • Student replies go to the instructor's registered Brandeis email outside of LATTE.

Option 2: Messaging

  • Instructor must add Messages block to course.(Learn more about blocks)
  • Student must log into LATTE and remember to check messages.
  • Instructor cannot send attachments through Messaging.
  • Messages can be sent by any registered LATTE user to any registered LATTE user.
  •  To send a message to your student:
    • Step 1: Click on "Participants" in the people block of your course homepage.
    • Step 2: At the bottom of the page,click on the "Show All" link.
    • Step 3: Check the box next to the student you want to send the message.
    • Step 4: From the "With Selected users..." drop down box, choose "Add / send message".
    • Step 5: Compose your message.
    • Step 6: Click on the "Preview" button, then click "Send."

NOTE: When composing long forum posts or Quickmail emails, it is best to write the post in a word processing program of some kind (e.g. WordPad or TextEdit) rather than directly in the LATTE window. This allows you to access better spelling and grammar check tools, to save partially completed documents, and to avoid losing forum posts due to system time outs, power outages, etc. However, MS Word should not be used, as it brings it's own formatting code into LATTE. If you prefer to use Word, follow these instructions for removing Word formatting code before pasting into LATTE.