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Chat Room

Chat Room allows real-time conversations among site participants. Chat Room messages are saved and visible to all users so that all site participants can benefit from conversations, questions, and answers. By default, all Chat Room messages are shown for at least three days. Chat Room displays all participants who are also logged into the site and Chat Room, so that users know who is available to talk. Learn here how to Create, Post, and Edit.


Creating a New Chat Room

You can create multiple chat rooms within a course or project site. You can also have multiple chat rooms operating at the same time and allow users to switch back and forth to the room they choose.

  1. In the left Tool List of your site, select Chat Room.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Select Add Room.
  4. Enter the chat room Title and Description in the appropriate text boxes.
  5. For Recent Chat Display, select the prefered option.
  6. For Allowed Posting Dates, select a Start Date and End Date.
  7. Select Update Options.

Your new room will now appear under "Manage Rooms" in the list of available chat rooms in "Options." To make your new room appear by default when participants select Options, select Set as Default below the room's title.


Post a Message in Chat Room

  1. In the left Tool List of your site, select Chat Room.
  2. In the text box at the bottom of the window, type your message.
  3. Select Add message. Only an instructor or someone with maintain access can delete messages.

Edit a Room

To edit a room's title, description, or number of messages displayed:

  1. In the left Tool List of your site, select Chat Room.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Under the name of the room you would like to edit, select Edit.
  4. Change the chat room title or description, or use the buttons to select how many previous messages to display.
  5. When you are finished, select Update Options.

To change the room that loads by default when participants select Chat Room, in Options, under "Manage Rooms," find the room and select Set as Default below its title.