Inside Linfield - Faculty and Staff Information

How to send email to Class Lists

There are several ways to create and send emails to your class lists:


via Blackboard

  • Login to Blackboard using your Catnet credentials.
  • Select “Send to Linfield Email” link in the tools module, and select the Course ID.
  • Select the appropriate link for the group you want.
  • Type the Subject (the email will not be delivered without a Subject).
  • Type your Message.
  • To add an Attachment, click the Attach a file link and browse to the file location. Multiple files can be attached.
  • Click Submit (the Sender is automatically sent a copy of the email).

via a Distribution List (Contact Group)

Note: you will need to manually update this as students are added and dropped.

Outlook on a Mac

Outlook Contact Groups are not saved on the Exchange email server. Any groups you create are saved on your computer and are available only in Outlook (not through Webmail).

  • From the Home tab, click the down arrow for New Items.
  • Click Group and enter a Name. The email address for the group will automatically populate based on the Name you have chosen.  You can modify the email address if necessary and you will be notified is the email address is available.
  • Click Next.
  • Select the appropriate Privacy and click Next.
  • Add the members.
  • Click Create.

Outlook on a PC

  • From the Home tab, click the down arrow for New Items.
  • Click Group and enter a Name. The email address for the group will automatically populate based on the Name you have chosen.  You can modify the email address if necessary and you will be notified is the email address is available.
  • Complete the rest of the Create Group form, and click Create.  You will be able to add members after you select Create.
  • On the next screen, select your members and then click Add Members.

Webmail (outlook.office.com)

  • From the navigation pane on the left, expand out the Groups section.
  • Select New Group.
  • Enter a name for the Group.  The email address for the group will automatically populate based on the Name you have chosen.  You can modify the email address if necessary and you will be notified is the email address is available.
  • Click Create.
  • Add members to the Group.
  • When all members have been selected, click Add.

via WebAdvisor

  • Login to WebAdvisor using your Catnet credentials.
  • Select the Faculty icon.
  • In the Faculty Information group, select Class Roster.
  • Click on the Class List you wish to send an email to. You can also select a Term or Date Range.
  • Once your Class List shows your students, click on the "Email these Students" link.
  • Choose Email All Students Listed, or Email Only Selected Students. If the latter, select only those students you wish to send an email to by clicking the radio button next to their name.
  • Click Submit
  • On the Send E-Mail dialogue box, enter the appropriate information and then click Submit.