Course Email Lists


Information about Course Email lists and how to email everyone in your course(s).


How can I email everyone in my course? / What happened to the course email listserv?


The email listserv has been discontinued due to limited resource availability and security concerns with outdated hardware and software supporting the listserv functionality.


In its place, we recommend using the D2L Brightspace classlist tool for emailing your students.

Some benefits:

  • The class list is always current.
  • Copies of messages are sent to the instructor as well as the class.
  • Summary copy containing the full distribution list and the body of the message.
  • Ability to subset the class list by assigned groups or course sections.
  • Assists with student claims they weren't sent the email.
  • Sent items stored in D2L for faculty records.

To email an entire class:

  • Access your course in D2L Brightspace.
  • Click on communications and then Classlist
  • Click on Email Classlist:
    • classlist - email classlist button
  • Click ‘send email’: (it’s at the bottom of the classlist/appears at the bottom of the screen)
    • classlist - send email button
  • Compose your message and click ‘send’:
    • classlist - send button
  • As the instructor, you should receive two copies of the message in your SCSU email***.
    • One formatted as the students would see it,
    • The other is the summary copy with the full distribution list shown.

*** This is the default setting, and is somewhat changeable, in that you can elect not to receive a ‘student’ copy of each message.

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