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Moodle has a built in messaging system, which if your administrator has enabled it, can be very useful for communicating with students and other colleagues. In this video, we'll look at how to make it easy, to send and receive messages. So, we're in the course with the editing turned on, which we've done either by clicking the button, top right or from the link in the settings block, turn editing on, and then we're going to scroll down and add the messages block. From the drop down add a block, we choose the option messages, and this then, presents us with an easy way of seeing and accessing messages.
And you see that, I've already been sent a message, and I can click on it, to access it there. And if I click the link messages, that takes me to the place where I can search for contacts, to message them. So, if I click the name of the person who sent me a message, that presents me with a message and I can reply to her and I click the button, Send Message. And then if I want to search for a particular contact, I click the Search button, and then type in the first few letters of their names.
And then click the Search People and Messages, and I found a user. So again, I can click on his name, to send him a message. Messages will appear bottom right of your screen, in a little pop-up and if you ignore them, they will popup each time you login, until you actually read the message. If we are offline when a message comes, it will arrive by default in our email box, but we can configure this and other messages, from our profile settings.
So if we click on the home button and then click on my profile settings, we have a link, messaging, and this takes us to our different notification options. So you see, the first ones are personal messages between users, and we can decide, whether we want this pop-up at the bottom right of our screen, whether we prefer email, or both, or neither. And so we've learned that we can send and receive messages within Moodle and we can change how we get these messages and other notifications, by altering the default settings in our profile.
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