The Pager is an online messaging tool for sending text messages to classmates. a page is quicker than an email. Use the Pager tool to quickly see which of your classmates are online, get an answer from a friend, or to send a reminder or notice.

Note: The instructor may or may not have this tool available in a course.

Accessing the Pager Tool

To access the Pager tool, click on the Classlist link in the Navigation Bar.


Sending a Page

The green dot beside a user's name indicates that the user is online. It may take up to 3 minutes for a user to receive a page. If they have gone offline, the page will be saved and available to view the next time the user logs into the system.

  1. Select the users you want to page by clicking on the checkbox beside their name.
  2. Click the Page selected users icon. pagersmicon
  3. The Send Page dialog box will appear. Type text in the Message box.


  4. Click on the Send button.


Incoming Pages

When you receive a new page you will be notified by a sound signal or you will see the word "page" displayed in the green part of the Page icon, depending on your settings.

  1. Click the Page icon to view your message.


Viewing a list of Pages

At any time you can click on the Page icon and view a log of the pages you have received :


  1. Click the H button beside a user's name.
  2. Click one of the message lines to view a history of that conversation.