The Classlist link is made available in some classes, but some instructors choose not to use it. This will vary from course to course. From the Classlist window, you can see the names of your classmates and your instructor, and communicate with them from here through email and through the pager tool. See the video at the bottom of this page with detailed instructions.
D2L has its own built-in email capabilities. To send email from the Classlist, click the checkbox beside a name and click the email icon at the top of the list of names.
From the Classlist you can also see your classmates' Profile by clicking on their image, and their Homepage, if they have added this information in D2L.
Using the Pager from the Classlist
The Pager tool is both an "not-quite instant message" and it is a one-to-one conversation tool. While this tool may work for you, be sensitive to the communication preferences of your classmates.
The Pager tool is often blocked during quizzes. If you do not finish a quiz and submit it, then the Pager block will remain in effect, even next semester.
From the Classlist window, if a person is also working in D2L, a green dot appears beside their name. If you know they will respond to a D2L Page, you can check the name of a classmate on the Classlist and then click the Pager link to write them a short message.
The message will be delivered in three to five minutes. If you are paging, click the Pager link, if available in the navigation bar as pictured below.
You can also click on the messages icon on the MiniBar to access the Pager as pictured below.
Both of the above methods for accessing the Pager pull up the Pager dialog box which has other features that you can explore as pictured below. You can even create your own "Friends" list of classmates that you like to page often.
Hide Your Online Status
If you want to appear "offline" in all Classlists, from the My Home Page > Account Settings scroll down to the "Signing In" heading and click the radio button "Always appear offline" and then click "Save" or "Save and Close". Classmates will not see that you are online in any of your classes. See the image below.