Course messages are private and secure text-based communication that occurs within a course and among course members. Although similar to email, you must be logged into a course to read and send course messages.
A new feature now includes notifications for new course messages. Notifications can be viewed from the Updates area (under the Global Navigation Menu), or the What’s New institutional and course modules.
Notifications can also be sent directly to UALR email. This means users, including students, will receive notifications about a new course message but will still have to log-in to Blackboard to read and respond.