Using the chat activity
  • 21 Jun 2022
  • 1 minute to read

Using the chat activity

When you have added a chat activity to a course and set up a chat session, users can join the chat by following these steps:

  1. Go to the course containing the chat activity.
  2. Open the chat and click Click here to enter the chat now.
  3. Start typing into the chat window. 

As well as typing messages in the chat there are some additional options:

  • Talk: This will direct a message at a user but all users will be able to see the message
  • Beep: This will alert a user that you have 'beeped' them but other users will not see this
  • Themes: Choose from Bubble, Compact, and Course theme

Below is an example of chat in use. There are three different users, the first is using the Bubble theme, the second the Compact theme, and the third the Course theme. As they use the Talk and Beep features you can see how these appear to each user.

Example of chat being used by three users.

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