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About Email

The Email tool allows you to send email from within BeachBoard. Emails sent through BeachBoard will be sent to a user's preferred external email address, as set in MyCSULB. All emails sent from BeachBoard will be sent by beachboard-notify@csulb.edu.

  • Click Classlist from the course navigation bar to access the Email tools

Classlist icon on navigation bar

  • To Email Everyone in the Course

    1. In Classlist, click  the Email Everyone on this tab area.
      email everyone on this tab button
    2. Add your email address to the "To" field.
    3. Type a Subject and compose a message in the text box.
    4. Attach a file (optional). Attachment size limit is approximately 5 MB.
    5. Click Send.
  • To Email Selected Users in a Course

    1. Select the checkbox next to the users' names.
    2. Click the email icon "Email Selected Users in a New Window" icon.
    3. Add your email address to the "To" field.
    4. Type a Subject and compose a message in the text box.
    5. Attach a file (optional). Attachment size limit is approximately 5 MB.
    6. Click Send.
  • To Email a Single User

    1. In the Classlist, click a user's name directly.
    2. Type a Subject and compose a message in the text box.
    3. Attach a file (optional). Attachment size limit is approximately 5 MB.
    4. Click Send.

       

  • Confirmation of emails sent

    • Once you click Send, the system will show a list of users the email message has successfully been sent to. As the system uses an alias email address for each user for privacy purposes, the each email address listed will appear as f irstname.lastname.[random numbers]@beachboard.csulb.edu. The email message will be sent to the user's preferred email address.

       

  • Receiving and Replying to email sent through BeachBoard

    • When receiving an email sent from BeachBoard, the "From" email address will read "beachboard-notify@csulb.edu on behalf of Firstname Lastname <sender's preferred email address> ;" however, this is not an authentic email address. It is an alias and utilized for privacy purposes.

    from: beachboard-notify@csulb.edu on behalf of X

    • When you click "Reply" from an email sent from BeachBoard, the authentic email address (the sender's preferred email address) will populate the "To" field.
    • If you reply to an email by copying and pasting the beachboard-notify@csulb.edu address, the recipient will not receive your email.
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