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Chat

The Chat feature allows students and instructors to interact with each other in real time using a text-based chat.

Simple Steps:  In your course, select My Groups and choose your desired group → click Collaboration → select the title of the chat you want to enter → under Collaboration Tool, select Chat

Available Tutorials:

  • Group Collaboration (PDF)
  • Chat - How To (PDF)


Explanation:  Your instructor will set up Chat sessions on a particular date and time.  During the specified times you can click on the collaborative session to enter your instructors chat session.

In Group Collaboration, the Chat tool creates an online chat room where group members can communicate simultaneously.

Chat sessions may be recorded by your instructor or during a group Chat for future access.  These recordings are available in the chat logs.

 


 

Virtual Classroom

The Virtual Classroom is similar to the chat tool.  However, it provides a "Virtual Whiteboard" on which students can draw, add figures, and browse a webpage together for visual demonstration.

Simple Steps:  In your course, select My Groups and choose your desired group → click Collaboration → select the title of the chat you want to enter → under Collaboration Tool, select Virtual Classroom

Available Tutorials:

  • Group Collaboration (PDF)


Explanation:  Similar to Chat, Virtual Classroom requires a user to create a session by stipulating a date and time.  Your instructor will set up Virtual Classrooms for the entire class but group members can set up Virtual Classrooms for their group if the course instructor makes this tool available to the group. 

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