Communicating With Your Class

Faculty who wish to communicate with their class via email should send an announcement via KnightWeb. You can also send an announcement from Brightspace to reach all enrolled students.


Sending an email via KnightWeb

Faculty can send messages to their classes from the KnightWeb Secure area. Department chairs and secretaries have the ability to email any class in the department to send announcements regarding class cancellations or changes.

  • Log into KnightWeb Secure area.

  • Click on "Faculty Menu".

  • Click on "Summary Class List".

    • Select a Term.

    • Select CRN (multiple sections or classes must be emailed separately. Classes with over 100 students will have multiple "Email class" buttons).

    • Each student may be emailed individually or you can email the class.

    • Your computer will launch an email client (Thunderbird, Mac Mail, etc.) to compose the message.

If you do not use an email client (Thunderbird, Mac Mail, etc.), you can configure Chrome to send messages from KnightWeb through Gmail.

  1. Go to in Chrome and login.

  2. When you open Gmail in Chrome, a Protocol Handler icon (double diamond) should appear to the left of the star (bookmarks) icon in the upper right hand corner of the URL bar.


  3. Click it to show the following: Allow to open all email links?

  4. Click on the circle next to "Allow". Then click on the Done button.

Alternate Instructions to modify Protocol Handler settings after first setup

  1. Click the Chrome Settings menu (3 vertical dots in the upper right hand corner of the browser toolbar).

  2. Select Settings.

  3. Click on Privacy and Security

  4. Click on Site Settings

  5. Click on Additional Permissions

  6. Click on Handlers

  7. If you want to remove it from automatically using Gmail in Chrome, click on the 3 dots to the right of "" and click Remove.

  8. The double diamond should reappear at the top of your Gmail if you refresh the page.

If you are not able to contact your class(es) personally

Department Chairs and Academic Secretaries are able to contact your classes via a custom application in Argos. To use the Class List application, visit