The eCarleton Mail block allows you to email your instructor and TAs from your eCarleton course page. eCarleton emails are automatically sent to the recipient’s registered email address. Essentially, the eCarleton Mail block has only two functionalities: it can compose and send emails, and display the history of sent emails. The eCarleton Mail block cannot receive emails. eCarleton emails can only be received and accessed through the email address tied to your profile.

To Send Email in eCarleton Mail:

  1. Click Compose New Email in the mail block.
  2. Click on a recipient’s name or use one or more of the filter settings described below and then click Add (click on Add All if you want to email everyone in your course). All emails are Bcc’d by default: recipients of the same email do not see other students’ email addresses.
  3. Type the Subject and email Message. eCarleton will automatically prefix the Subject with your course short name when delivering the email. This makes it easy for the recipient to identify that the email was sent from your eCarleton course.
  4. Optional: Add file attachments to send to your recipients. Note: Any file format can be uploaded, but bigger the file size, the longer it will take for the file to upload.
  5. If you want to Receive a copy of your email in your personal email's inbox, select that option by checking the ‘Yes’ box below the Message area (indicating you wish to receive a copy).
  6. Click Send Email or click Save Draft to send it at another time.

Role Filter

You may filter the list of recipients by their role in the course.  This is useful if you wanted to email only your TAs, for instance.

Potential Sections

You may choose to email all participants in one or more groups in the course.  To select a group, press the Ctrl button on your keyboard and click on the name of the group who you wish to email.  Continue to hold the Ctrl button in order to add additional groups, then click the Add button.

Potential Recipients

You can narrow down the list of Potential Recipients. Select an individual’s name (or hold Ctrl while clicking individual names to select multiple recipients), then click the Add button.

Adding Attachments 


You can add files by clicking the add button on the Attachments block, then search for the attachment from your device and then click “Upload this file”. You can also upload the file by simply dragging and dropping your file into the “Drag and Drop” box.

View History

This tool lists each email message you’ve sent.

Additional Email Addresses

This tool allows you to email someone outside of the course. You will need to manually type this additional email address.

Receive a copy

When you send an email from eCarleton, by default, a copy of the email is also sent to your registered email address.

Last modified: Thursday, 13 September 2018, 8:44 AM