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ONID Class Email Groups

What are ONID Class Email Groups?

Every course at OSU has its own Exchange e-mail address. These class addresses are actually e-mail ‘groups’ and contain the ONID e-mail address of every student in the course.  An instructor can quickly and easily contact everyone currently enrolled in the class by sending an e-mail to the course address.  

On the first day of each term the e-mail groups are automatically created from course lists in Banner. Instructors are automatically given permission to send and receive group e-mail. By default they are only allowed to do so from their OSU email address. 

Please note: the members of a course are hidden in Outlook to protect student confidentiality. 

How to e-mail a course

The group address is the course number and section separated by underscores.  For example, course BIO 101 section 2 would have an address of   

To send an email to your course:

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to
  2. Login with your OSU username (e.g.
  3. Click New to create a New message
  4. Click on “To…”
  5. On the top-left, choose “Show other address lists”
  6. Scroll down in the list and click on “Classes”
  7. Double-click on your class list to put it in the “To” box
  8. Click OK
  9. Compose your message and send

How to Email Student class list via MyOSU

In addition to the class lists, you can email students in a course via MyOSU:

  1. Login to MY OSU (
  2. On the Welcome tab go to Online Services portlet
  3. Click on Faculty & Advisor folder
  4. Click on Term Selection
  5. A new tab opens with Online Services; select the term and submit
  6. Click on Faculty Detail Schedule, select the CRN that you need to view, submit
  7. At the bottom of the roster, there is an Email Class link to send start an email to the entire roster of students.


Article ID: 59988
Thu 8/9/18 9:30 AM