Accessing the Messages
As highlighted previously, a student can access his/her private messages via the top menu bar as depicted below.
When you click on the Message icon, you will see messages from your connections. If there are unread messages, the background colour is light blue. Once read, the background colour will change to white.
To have a quick overview of your Messages, click on the View Inbox as highlighted in the red rectangle. For e.g., Jessica will see this screen if she hits this button:
She will see the most recent message appearing in the main window and she can scroll down the left window further to read other messages. If she wants to create new message, then she can click on the pencil icon as shown.
Below picture illustrates how to compose a message for Jessica.
Suppose Jessica wants to message Andy and Joe. She would just need to type Jon and the look-ahead function will prompt her for Joe’s name. If there is more than one Joe, then she will select the right name from a prompted list.
Notice that the addressee field is huge because it is used as a message body for the current messages as highlighted in the previous paragraph.
To key in the message texts, locate a grey “Type message” box below and start keying in. There is no limit to the text box as it will allow you to scroll down if your message text is too long. Though there is no limit set, please do write too long as electronic text since we are using messaging, not emailing.
There is a formatting panel if you hit Aa text and once you are ready, click on the Send button to send your message.
You are allowed to delete the messages but do take note that such deletion is different from email deletion. This is because the messages are linked to the connection and hence you must delete all messages under the connection.
To delete the messages, click on the menu option on the top right-hand corner in the Message window as highlighted below. You will see the third option “Delete your messages” and click on it to remove all messages under this connection.