Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.8. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: Messaging.
"Messaging" refers both to automatic alerts from Moodle about new forum posts, assignment submission notifications etc, and also to conversations using the instant messaging feature.
- Users can receive message alerts from Moodle in a number of ways and for a number of reasons: users may for instance receive instant messages via the Messages block; students may be messaged by their course tutor via the People block; teachers might receive automatic notifications of assignment submissions and admins might receive notification of problems with the site.
- How these messages and others are received can be set by each user from the Messaging link in their profile. Check boxes allow the user to select how they wish to be notified of incoming messages. See Messaging settings for more information.
If enabled for the site, users in Moodle have the option to send each other messages. Messages can be sent from the following places:
- as admin in Bulk user actions
- as a teacher from the People block
- as any logged in user from the Messages block or Online Users block
- as any logged in user by clicking on the profile of another user (if admin has allowed profiles to be viewed)
See Using Messaging for more details.
To set how you receive instant messages, see Messaging settings.