There are two ways of contacting your students through Moodle. To use SSU e-mail through Moodle please go here. However Moodle has a built-in messaging system that is quick and easy to use.
The "People" block on the left hand side has a link for "Participants". This will take you to a list of your students. You can find individual students by first or last name using the alphabet list above. To send a message to all students you can hit the "Select all" button at the bottom of the page. To send a message to only some of your students you can select them by using the checkbox to the right of their name.
Then click on the "With selected users..." drop-down menu at the bottom of the page and select "Add/send message". This will bring up a text editor for you to write the body of your message. If you scroll to the bottom of the page you can still remove recipients at this time. Click the "Preview" button and it will show you what the message will look like. At that point you can click the "Send" button. Your message will show up as a pop-up window when the participant logs on to Moodle.
Note: In order to read this message students must log on to Moodle. To send an email to your students from your Moodle page please go here.