Students will receive the message instantly and be notified by a LEO notification or email, depending on how they have set up their personal preferences. LEO Messages are best for when you need to quickly communicate information to your students, however if a message is not time-critical, you may also use the Announcements forum, or any other type of General forum in your unit.

Key features and limitations of LEO messages

  • Messaging is instant, and students will receive a LEO notification.
  • Students can reply to the message inside LEO.
  • Ideal for time critical-messages, such as "The lecture today has been cancelled."
  • Messages cannot contain attachments (this must be done via a Forum or using a direct email).

How to view your messages in LEO

  1. Click your Name in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. From the dropdown menu, select 'Messages':
    go to messages

Reading and responding to messages

On the Messages page in LEO, your conversations with other users appears in a list on the left, ordered by most recent. You may also search for messages using the "Search messages" function in the left panel.

Messages include a number of new features:

- Clicking the messages under profile menu displays a two-column view including starred messages, group messages and personal messages.
- Each user has their own starred area where they can draft messages personal messages, links or use for notes.
- When creating a manual group, an editing lecturer can enable group messaging option. The group will then appear in the group messaging section.

Messages are collapsed into "conversations" - all messages between a specific user will appear under that user's name, much like text messaging on most mobile devices:

messages window 

On the Messages page you can:

  • Select a contact on the left to view the message conversation on the right.
  • Respond to the message by typing in the write a message chat box and clicking the 'Send' button.
  • Manage your contacts and search for other users to send a message by clicking the 'Contacts' button at the bottom of the left panel.
Page last updated on 07/01/2021

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