Features of Message Center

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Our secure and feature-rich message boards offer the following features:

  • Confidential messaging protects members' email from exposure to unwanted use and spam.
  • Flexible selection of recipients: class, one-to-one, teams, or any other combination.
  • Each message thread (a message and all replies to it) becomes an ad-hoc message board.
  • Save incoming messages in customized folders.
  • Set priority and expiration date on messages.
  • Attach documents.
  • Send anonymous messages.
  • Share / block message threads.
  • and more.


[+] Group and individual messaging

Our flexible message boards allow users to send a message to individual(s), group(s), classroom(s) or any combination of recipients.

[+] Message attachments

Users can attach documents to a message. When the recipients open the attached document, they are downloading the document from the document center. Therefore, it is always the most current version of the document rather than a duplicated copy at the time of attachment.

[+] Hybrid Forum and Email functions

Depending on a user's preference, the message board inbox comes with an option for a forum style setting or an email style setting. Simply click on a forum style or email style button above the inbox to change the setting.

[+] Unread message notification

Most recently received, but unread messages can be found under the at a glance submenu of the organizer menu. All unread messages are organized under the unread submenu.

[+] High priority messages and notifications

Users can place a high priority notice on a message. When a recipient receives a high priority message, it'll be highlighted in red with a high priority (highpriority.gif) icon next to the message title.

[+] Message deletion

Unlike ordinary message boards, users can delete a message from their inbox as they would using their email. This capability allows users to keep the inbox clean, which helps it load faster.

[+] Email notifications

Users can choose to receive email notifications of messages. A copy of all messages posted on the message board is sent to them via email.

[+] Automatic organization of messages into groups

All messages from all groups, classrooms, and individuals are accessible through the inbox. However, users can easily view a message for a certain group by selecting it from the left side menu of the inbox.

[+] Message folders to organize messages

Messages can be organized into folders.

[+] Message expiration

Users can set an expiration date to messages they send out. All expired messages are organized under the expired submenu.

[+] Anonymous messages

In some cases, senders are allowed to send anonymous messages to a group. For example, students can send anonymous messages to the class to encourage class participation.

[+] See Also

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