Use the Instant Message Tool to Send & Receive Messages

You can use Instant Messages to send and receive messages to and from classmates and other users in D2L.

Send Messages

  1. Click on the Message alert icon (the envelope) in the minibar at the top of the screen, then click on Instant Messages.
    Message alert icon (envelope) drop-down menu.
  2. Click on Classlist or Friends to select a person to send a message to.
  3. Click the checkbox next to the person's (or people's) name and then click on Message.
    Contact list.
  4. Compose your message and click Send. (You can click on the Add to Friends list button to add this person to your Friends list.)

Receive messages

You will receive and read incoming message notifications in the Message alert icon on the minibar.

Viewing pager logs

  1. Click on the Message alert icon (the envelope) in the minibar at the top of the screen, then click on Instant Messages.
  2. Click a user's name from your Friends list or the Classlist.
  3. Click View All to view the paging history with that user.

Adding users to your Friends list by searching

  1. On the Friends page, click Search Users from the Add Friends button.
  2. Enter a name in the Search For field, and click on the magnifying glass to perform the search.
  3. Select the check boxes beside the users you want to add.
  4. Click Add as Friend.

Adding users to your Friends list by username

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

Removing users from your Friends list

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