Quick Links

Quickmail is a block that provides emailing capability within Moodle courses.

It allows teachers to email students with the following functions:

  • sending regular emails
  • sending emails with attachments
  • retaining email history
  • sending emails with student groups
  • allowing students to use Quickmail too

Add a Block

  1. Click “Turn editing on” button on the top right corner of the course site.
  2. Select Quickmail from “Add a block” dropdown menu in the lower right corner.
  3. Click “Turn Editing Off” button on the course site.

Compose New Email

  1. Click “Compose Course Message” link inside the Quickmail block.
  2.  Select recipients from the dropdown list at To recipients, and click the intended names/groups.
  3.  Type in your Subject of the email and the email Body, and attach a file in the
    Attached files section.
  4. Click “Send Message” button to send.

Setup Signatures

  1. Click “My Signatures” link inside the Quickmail block.
  2.  Input the Title of your Signature.
  3.  Setup your Signature content and style.
  4. Click  “Save button to save.

Review History

  1. Click “View Sent Messages” link inside the Quickmail block.
  2.  Click “View” button next to each message to review individual message details.

Allow Students to Send Emails

  1. Click “Configuration” link inside the Quickmail block.
  2.  Change the Allow students to use Quickmail dropdown list to “Yes”.

  3.  Click “Save preferences” button.


  •  If you do now allow students to use Quickmail – they will not be able to see the block on the site homepage.

  • Attachment behaves differently for Students and for Teachers.
    • Students can select a file from their hard drive to attach to the email. This file is only temporarily stored on the server and will be deleted after the email has been sent.
    • Teachers use the standard course files interface. These files are stored in the course files and will never be removed by Quickmail.