Sakai provides two different tools for sending messages (e-mail like messages). The Messages tool is an internal course mail system for messaging between individuals and groups who are members of one Sakai site. On the other hand, the Email tool allows user to send an email message to site particpants. The Messages tool acts as an internal e-mail system in your Sakai course site, keeping copies of sent and recieved messages. The Email, on the other hand, is just a broadcasting mail tool (no record of e-mail is kept in Sakai except if the instructor set the Email Archive tool to store outgoing e-mails). You can read more details about the Messages tool below:Messages Tool: Overview
The Messages tool is an internal course mail system for messaging between individuals and groups.
Viewing messages: Unread messages are in bold; viewed messages are marked as read, but you can mark any read message as unread. By default, messages are listed chronologically, but you can select the By Conversation view to display messages in indented threads.
Composing messages: A WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface allows rich text, plain text, and HTML editing. You can also add attachments.
Note: Pasting text from Microsoft Word directly into the WYSIWYG editor may result in garbled output, even if the text appears correct in the editor. Instead, to insert formatted text from a Word document, click the Paste from Word icon, and paste using Ctrl-V or Command-V.
Message priority: You can set priority levels for messages to distinguish important messages from others.
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