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Canvas - How do I use Chat in my course?


Once Chat has been enabled in your course, the Chat tool can be used for real-time conversation in your course. Any user in the course can initiate a chat conversation. Although any user can join a chat, the tool's recommended limit is 50 participants.

All content in a course chat, including the chat history, can be viewed by anyone in the course.

A user must be actively viewing the chat tool to appear int he chat list. If you are an instructor, you may consider posting chat hours int he course calendar to let students know when you are available. Or you can open Chat in a new browser window while viewing other areas in Canvas.

Note: If you cannot view the Chat too, Chat has not been enabled for your institution


Open Chat

Open Chat

In Course Navigation, click the Chat link.

View Chat

View Chat

When you enter the chat room, you immediately join the chat. Chat discussion appears in the content window.

View Sidebar

View Sidebar

In the sidebar, you can view the names of course users in the chat [1]. A user must be actively viewing the chat tool to appear on the list. (If you want to participate in Chat but want to perform other tasks in Canvas at the same time, you can open Chat in a new window.)

 

If you want Chat to create a sound alert when a new chat message appears, click the New Message Alert checkbox [2].

 

If you want to view the chat history, click the History link [3]. The history will open in a new window.

Send Chat

Send Chat

To send a chat message, enter your message in the chat window [1]. Then click the Send button [2].


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If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at help@nmsu.edu.




Keywords:canvas chat how to use chat   Doc ID:70740
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-02-16 14:01 MDTUpdated:2018-05-25 14:57 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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