Teaching & Learning Tips

A collection of tips and tools designed to aid in transitioning instruction online.

Sending an email in Slate

Mar 04, 2021
  1. In Slate, go to Deliver (megaphone icon), then Mailings.
  2. On the right, select the folder/subfolder where your email belongs. Units are categorized by college or department.
  3. Select New Mailing. (In some cases, you may want to make a copy of an already-existing email. To do so, select the email, then Copy Mailing. Be sure to uncheck “Copy Query” in the resulting pop-up box.)
    • Name should be the subject line of the email.
    • Folder should be the folder/subfolder you’re entering the email into.
    • User should stay you.
    • Method should stay Email.
    • Opt Out should be No Unsubscribe.
    • UTM Tracking should stay Disabled.
    • Select Save.
  4. In your mailing, select Edit Message.
    • Edit sender name and sender email.
    • Recipient should be {{email}}. (export pulled from recipient list)
    • CC should remain blank unless a second audience (e.g., “Copy Parents”)
    • Add subject line.
    • Select Templates in the middle of the message toolbox.
    • Choose the most recent template for your college/department.
    • Enter the content of your message in the message box. 
    • Select Save
  5. To double check your email, select Send Test Message and send it to yourself to review. We recommend a second test email to an email address outside of the university (example: Gmail or Yahoo).
  6. Click Edit Recipient List the recipient list. If you need help with the list, email citl-slatespt@illinois.edu. 
  7. Click Send Mailing. Be sure to double check date/frequency of mailing.