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EDU Support Blackboard Instructor Assignments, Assessments & Exams Step 3: During the exam Contact individual students

Contact individual students

Import note: This function will only work in dedicated exam courses. The course ID of such a course will always start with EXAM-

During an exam you might want to send one or multiple students a message, without sending the same message to all other students.

Send a message to individual students

  1. Go to ‘Course Management’ in your exam course

  2. Go to ‘Customization’ and choose Tool Availability

  3. Look up ‘Course Messages’ and check the first box

The course messages tool has now been enabled in the exam course.

  1. Go to ‘Course Management’, then ‘Course Tools’ and select Course Messages

  2. To send a message click on Create Message

  3. Click on To if you want to send the message to an individual student. Click on Bcc if you want to send a message to multiple students. For privacy reasons you cannot use the Cc option.

  4. In the overview you can select the student(s) that you want to reach. Then click on the arrow to the right

    1. Tip: if you have a lot of students in your course, you can click on a name in the ‘Select Recipients: To line’ box. Then type the first name of the student you want to select. You will go to students with that name.

  5. Type a subject for the message

  6. Enter the message you want to send to the student(s)

  7. Click on Submit

The selected student(s) will now receive your message. This message is not sent by email, but the students will see a pop up in the Nestor course. 

In the course messages overview you will see that you have an ‘Inbox’ and ‘Sent’. All messages you send and receive are saved.

Whom to contact? 

For further information about exams and the help we can provide, please email our team at

Last modified: 19 November 12:32 PM
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