Learn@UW-Stout -- Chat

The chat tool is a real-time, text-based collaboration tool. You can use the Chat tool to brainstorm ideas, hold a question, answer period, have a debate or discussion, or organize a remote study group. As opposed to other collaboration tools, such as Discussions, Chat conversations occur in real time.

Chat Tool

There are two different types of chats:
  • Personal Chats: Personal chats are private and visible only to users who you have added to the chat's participants list. Private chats would be perfect for different groups within a course to share information about the projects they are working on. Anyone with proper permissions may create a personal chat room.
  • General Chats: General chats are public chats visible to everyone enrolled in the course. Instructors can create general chat rooms to incorporate chat discussions into the teaching of the course. These chats are automatically open to all users enrolled in the course. 
The Chat tool is located under the Other Tools drop down menu. 
chat tool drop down

Creating a New Chat

Click on the New Chat new chat button button.

Type the Chat Name.
new chat title
Pick if you want it to be a General Chat or a Personal Chat.
general or personal chat selection
  • Note: General Chat allows all users enrolled in the course to participate. Users from other courses will not be able to access this chat.
  • Note: Personal Chat allows you to add or remove users from its members list. You can add users from other course offerings to allow them to participate. 
If desired, give the chat a description.
Click Create.
  • Note: The chat type cannot be changed once you click Create.

Joining a Chat

  • To join a chat, click on the desired chat.
  • To send messages, type your message in the chat box and hit Enter, or Send.
  • To exit chat, press the Exit Chat button.

Deleting a Chat

  • Select the check box check box by the desired chat you would like to Delete.
  • Select the Delete garbage icon.
  • Your chat has now been deleted. 

Keywords:Learn@UW-Stout, Chat, Instructor support, Help, tool, other tools, discussions   Doc ID:61013
Owner:Mike K.Group:UW Stout
Created:2016-02-19 14:56 CDTUpdated:2017-03-02 15:23 CDT
Sites:UW Stout
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