Messages is a communication tool that allows site participants to communicate using internal course mail. In addition, it supports messaging between groups.
Viewing messages: Unread messages are in bold;
viewed messages are marked as read, but you can mark any read message
as unread. By default, messages are listed chronologically, but you
can select the
By Conversation view to display messages in
Composing messages: A WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface allows rich text, plain text, and HTML editing. You can also add attachments.
Note: Pasting text from Microsoft Word directly
into the WYSIWYG editor may result in garbled output, even
if the text appears correct in the editor. Instead, to insert
formatted text from a Word document, click the
Word icon, place your cursor in the subsequent "Paste from Word"
text box, and then press
Ctrl-v in Windows, or
Cmd-v on a Macintosh, to paste your copied
Cmd-v) to paste is
the best method for preserving the formatting of the original Word
OK to add the text to the item you are
Message priority: You can set priority levels for messages to distinguish important messages from others.
To Recipients' Email Address(es)option are sent directly to participants' email addresses and are not stored in the Messages area.
For help documentation about the Messages tool, see Messages.