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Blackboard: Three Different Ways to Send a One Time Communication

Last modified on 10/14/2020

How to create a one-time communication in BlackBoard Connect using a spreadsheet, a list of student IDs or by selecting a specific section.

Contents

 

Using a Spreadsheet

Sending a message using a list of either Email Addresses, or Phone numbers. This works with lists of Email Addresses and Phone numbers only. 

1. Open browser,  navigate to ttsd.parentlink.net
2. Click Messages
3. Click Choose next to Recipients



 

4. Click the drop down next to Select one or more recipients and select From a file with addresses



 

5. Upload the file after you make sure it matches the format they require (in this case have a heading of Email Address with all the email addresses below in a file saved as tab delimited Text File)


 

6. If you'll be sending a message to these exact email addresses again Click Create Group and give it a name otherwise Click Done.

 

Using a List of Student IDs

Sending a message to either Students or Parents using StudentIDs.

1. Open browser,  navigate to ttsd.parentlink.net
2. Click Messages
3. Click Choose next to Recipients



 

4. Click the drop down next to Select one or more recipients and select From a file with IDs


5. Upload the file after you make sure it matches the format they require (in this case save your list of StudentIDs as a Tab Delimited Text File)


 

6. Click Done.

At this point you have a list of Students that you can send to. To send to their parents after you have done ALL of the steps before this click Advanced Options.


 

7. Then click the box next to Deliver to parents of students, then click save then close


 

8. Send your message.
 

Sending to a Specific Section

Sending a message to either Students or Parents in a specific section.

1. Select recipients from a list. Under your school, select "classes"


 

2. Navigate to teacher and then section.


 

3. Select students and/or parents.

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