Faculty: Use UNT's Bulk E-mail Service to Communicate With Students
By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor
Academic Computing Services launched a bulk E-mail service this past summer to facilitate better communication between UNT faculty and administrators and students. UNT Bulk Mail can be useful to you because it will allow you to use a simple Web page interface to send E-mail to students in any of your classes. Here are some brief instructions on using the bulk mail system.
The only resources you will need for sending bulk E-mail are a Web browser connected to the Internet, your EUID (Enterprise User-ID), EUID password, and your Internet E-mail address. If you don't know your EUID, visit: https://getlogin.unt.edu/cgi-bin/whatsmyeuid -- your password is your UNT ID number.
To send Bulk E-mail:
Because this is a bulk mail system, messages are not guaranteed to be sent instantaneously, although they might be. They will likely be sent within three hours but may be sent much sooner than that. You will receive confirmation that your message has been sent to the E-mail address you gave when you sent the message.
In order for students to receive the bulk E-mail you send they must have activated their UNT Student E-mail Service, called EagleMail.
EagleMail: They've got to have it!
As you can see, the UNT Bulk Mail system can be a great benefit to you and your students. In fact, a new University policy (#18.5.7 http://www.unt.edu/planning/UNT_Policy/volume3/18_5_7.html) says that students are responsible for reading their E-mail frequently enough to receive important communications from the University. The only catch is that if your students don't activate their EagleMail accounts, they cannot receive your E-mail. If a student already has a UNT Internet Account (or jove account), then they already have access to EagleMail. We are asking for your help to spread the word to any students that haven't activated their accounts.
Please encourage your students to apply for an EagleMail account by visiting the eaglemail.unt.edu Website.
EagleMail provides a number of benefits to students over commercial E-mail services. Please convey some of these benefits to your students.
...will deliver directed important and official information.
...saves paper and promotes school spirit.
...is free with UNT enrollment.
...is accessible from labs, home, or anywhere on the Internet.
...requires no special software.
...is reliable and backed up.
...provides a UNT E-mail addressbook.