Chat (Moodle activity)

The Chat activity creates a space for you and your students to have real-time discussion.

Suggestions on how to use this tool

  • Create real-time conversation opportunities for your students. You can set up the chat room for specific groups of students.
  • Off-campus students can meet online to discuss assignments and group work.
  • Engage your students real-time using the chat activity. Set a specific time to do the chat and be clear about what  you want to accomplish in the real-time conversation.

Create a chat room

  1. In the Unit banner, click Turn editing on.
  2. In the topic you would like to add a chat, click Add an activity or resource.
  3. Select Chat and click Add. This will open the settings page.
  4. In the Name field, give your chat room a name and an introduction.
  5. In the Next chat time field, indicate when you would like the chat to occur.

  6. You can choose to:
    1. Repeat the session
    2. Save past sessions
    3. Allow everyone to view past sessions.
  7. Once complete, click Save and return to unit.