Your online course offers you other ways of staying in touch with each
enrol in a Master's course, you'll receive your own course email
address and account. You'll also have access to an instant message pager,
and a class chat room.
link  will display the names and course email
addresses of everyone in your class, and will also show you what groups
you've been placed into for discussions and assignments. A yellow
bar highlights the names of any classmates (and instructors) who
are currently online with you. You can send them a pager message, or join
them in a class chat room.
If you have
email messages, or an instant pager message
waiting for you, you'll see these icons in the course menu bar 
when you log into the course. Clicking on the icons will open up the email
or pager messages.