Moodle courses offer a separate E-mail option that is completely outside of the regular SSC student email.  This allows the course instructor to keep only materials and excerpts just for that course only.  Its the best way for students and instructors alike to keep the class completely organized in one common area. Remember that this email is for just the participants in the course, so no other outside persons can send or receive messages.  Students can access the email in the navigation block of the course on the right hand side of the page.