Using the Quickmail Block Moodle ISU


The quickmail block is used to send messages directly to the recipients’ ISU emai. This function cannot be turned off, so it is guaranteed to be sent to the selected email address(es).

This guide will help you to:

Add the Quickmail Block to Your Course Homepage

  1. From your course homepage, Turn Editing On. For more information please see Moodle ISU Overview.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the blocks section on the left side of the screen. Locate the Add Block area.

  1. Using the Dropdown menu, Click on Quickmail.

  1. Verify that the block is now on your course homepage.

Note: New blocks are usually added at the bottom of your blocks on the left side.

Note: To move the block, move your mouse over the block until the 4-way arrow icon appears.  The block can now be dragged and dropped.

Compose and Send an Email Using the Quickmail Block

  1. Locate the Quickmail block.
  2. Click on the Compose New Email link.

  1. Highlight the desired recipients and Click the Add Button.

  1. Add your subject, message, and attachments as needed.


Hot Tip: You can add all individuals in the course to the email by clicking the Add All button without highlighting any users. If you would like to receive a copy, select the Yes radio button that is above the Send Email button.

  1. Click the Send Email button.

View Past Emails Using the History Feature

  1. Locate the Quickmail block.
  2. Click the View History button.

  1. Click on the Magnifying Glass icon of the email you would like to view.


Editing the Default Settings of the Quickmail Block

  1. Locate the Quickmail block.
  2. Click on the Configuration link.

  1. Modify the default settings you would like to change.
  2. Click Save Changes.

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