The Email tool allows you to send email to users in your courses from within the Learning Environment to someone's @uwaterloo.ca email address. No incoming messages are received in Waterloo LEARN, so you do not have an email Inbox in LEARN; these emails are redirected to your uWaterloo email address for you.

Sending an Email

Access the Email tool by clicking the Message alerts icon in the navigation bar that runs along the top right of your LEARN page and click the Email link.

click on the Message icon and the Email link

Click Compose.

click Compose button

Populate the To:/Cc:/Bcc: field by clicking the Address Book button.

  • Use the Search For: field to find the person you wish to contact.
  • Check the box next to the person’s name and click To:/Cc:/Bcc: to add them to the desired field.
  • Once you have finished selecting all of your recipients, click Add Recipients.

Provide a Subject and compose the body of your message.

Add any attachments you would like to include with your message.

Click Save as Draft if you would like to finish your message later. If you are finished, click Send.

click Address Book to add people, compose message, click Send

Sending an Email From the Classlist

You also can email users from the Classlist tool.

In the Connect menu on the course navigation bar, click the link to Classlist.

click Connect menu and Classlist


Search for the person you would like to email, check the box next to the user, and click on the Email link.

search and select user, click Email link


In the Compose New Message window, provide a Subject and compose the body of your message.

Add any attachments you would like to include with your message.

Click Save as Draft if you would like to finish your message later. If you are finished, click Send.

Finding a Sent Email

Access the Email tool by clicking the Message alerts icon in the navigation bar that runs along the top right of your LEARN page and click the Email link.

click the Message icon and Email link

On the left-hand side under Folder List, click on the Sent Mail folder.

Change the Filter By: drop-down menu to show All Messages.

 All Messages