Messages is a communication tool that allows site participants to communicate using internal course mail. Messaging between groups is also supported.
Viewing messages: Unread messages are in bold;
viewed messages are permanently marked as read. By default, messages
are listed chronologically, but you can select the
Conversation view to display messages in indented threads.
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
Paste from 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 text. Using
Cmd-v) to paste is the best method for preserving the
formatting of the original Word document. Click
OK to add the
text to the item you are composing.
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.