Moodle: Blocks: Make Moodle Mail Unavailable to Students (Faculty)

Instructors can change the settings in Moodle Mail to restrict students from sending email through the course. If disabled, students will see the Moodle Mail block in their course, but will not be able to use it. They will have to use LSU mail or other email service instead.  This setting is found in the Moodle Mail Configuration menu.

Making Moodle Mail Unavailable to Students:

1. Login to Moodle and select your course.

2. Locate the Moodle Mail block on the Moodle course page and click on the Configuration button.

moodle mail block with configuration button highlighted

3. Use the drop down box to specify whether or not you wish to allow students to use Moodle Mail.  Instructors can also use the Selectable roles to limit the ability of TA's, guest instructors, etc. to use Moodle Mail.

moodle mail configuration settings

4. When you're done, click the Save preferences button.

Support & Training

Support and training for Moodle is available via the Faculty Technology Center at For more information, please see the following article: Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview

Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of training sessions, as well as to register for a slot, please see

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