Using the Quickmail Block Moodle ISU


The Quickmail Block is used to send messages directly to the recipients’ ISU email. 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. Turn Editing On. For more information, see Moodle ISU Overview.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the blocks section on the left side of the screen.
  3. Locate Add a Block.
  4. Using the Dropdown menu, Select Quickmail.

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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 Compose New Email. You will be taken to the Quickmail: Email page.

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  1. Select the desired recipients from the list. You can select the recipients based upon different criteria.

Note: You can add all individuals in the course to the email by clicking  Add All without highlighting any users.

Note:  You can add recipients based upon the Groups that they are in by Selecting a group from the groups list and Clicking Add.  This will send the same message to every member of the selected group.


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


Note: If you would like to receive a copy, select “Yes above Send Email.

5. Click Send Email.


View Past Emails Using the History Feature

  1. Locate the Quickmail block.
  2. Select View History.


  1. Click the Magnifying Glass for the email you would like to view.


Editing the Default Settings of the Quickmail Block

  1. Locate the Quickmail Block.
  2. Select Configuration.


  1. Modify the default settings you would like to change.
  1. By selecting Yes on Allow students to use Quickmail you allow them this function.
  2. You can also filter quickmail by the roles of the senders.
  3. By selecting Yes on Receive a copy you will receive a copy of all correspondence.
  1. Click Save Changes.

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For more information, visit Quickmail.

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