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About Pager

The pager is an online messaging tool for sending text messages to classmates and other members of your Learning Environment. A page is quicker and less formal than an email. Use the pager to quickly see which of your classmates are online, get an answer from a friend, or to send a reminder or notice.

Access the Pager tool

Do one of the following:

  • Click Go to Pager from the Message alert icon on the minibar.
  • Click Pager on the navbar.

Sending and receiving pages

The pager is an online messaging tool for sending and receiving text messages to classmates and other members of your Learning Environment.

Sending pages

  1. On the Friends page, do one of the following:
    • Select the users from your Friends list and click Message.
    • Click on a contact’s name.
  2. Type a Message.
  3. Click Send.

Receiving pages

Depending on how the pager tool is set up at your organization, you may receive and read incoming pager notifications in the Message alert icon on the minibar.

Viewing pager logs

  1. Click a user’s name from your Friends tab.
  2. Click View All to view the paging history with that user.

Add a contact by username

  1. On the Friends page, click Add by Username from the Add Friends button.
  2. Enter a Username.
  3. Click Add.

Note   The permission Add Friends by Username must be enabled in order to add contacts by username.

Search and add users

  1. On the Friends page, click Search Users from the Add Friends button.
  2. You can enter a name in the Search For field, or you can simply click Search to do a blank search.
  3. Select the check boxes beside the users you want to add.
  4. Click Add as Friend.

Remove a contact

  1. On the Friends page, select the check boxes beside the users you want to remove.
  2. Click Remove.