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 Chats

The Chat tool enables you and your students to engage in real-time text-based discussions.

Types of Chats | Accessing Chat Tool | Participating | Adding Members | Editing | Deleting 


 Types of Chats

General (Course) Chats

General chats are public conversations, visible to all users in that particular course.

Personal Chats

Personal chats are private conversations, visible only to the users you have added to that chat's participant list.


 Accessing the Chat Tool

1. Log into D2L and enter your desired course.

2. In the navbar at the top of the page, click the Chat link under the drop-down menu in the Communication tab.

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3. Select New Chat.

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4. Enter the Title for your chat and select the chat type (general or personal).  Enter a description, if desired, then click Create.

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Your new chat will now appear on your Chat List page. 

Note: If you create a Personal Chat, you will need to add members to it before any other users may view that chat.  See Adding Members to a Personal Chat section below.

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 Participating in a Chat

1. Log into D2L and enter your desired course.

2. In the navbar at the top of the page, click the Chat link under the drop-down menu in the Communication tab.

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3. Select the chat in which you want to participate by clicking on the name of the chat (blue underlined) from the Chat List.  The chat will launch in the window.

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4. The list of participants in the chat appears in the pane on the left.  The messages from participants appear in the pane on the right.

5. To participate, type your message in the field at the bottom of the chat, then click Send or press Enter on your keyboard.

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 Adding Members to a Personal Chat

Note: All users are automatically enabled in general chats; you only need to add members to personal chats.

1. Log into D2L and enter your desired course.

2. In the navbar at the top of the page, click the Chat link under the drop down menu in the Communication tab.

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3. Click the Members icon next to the Personal Chat to which you want to add members.

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4.The users who are already listed as participants in the chat will be displayed on this page.  Click the Add Members button to add participants to the chat.

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5. A dialog box will appear.  Select the check-box(es) next to the participant(s) that you wishto add to the chat, then click Add.

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 Editing a Chat

You can edit the name and description of a chat at any time; however, you cannot change the type of chat (general or personal) once the chat has been created.

1. Log into D2L and enter your desired course.

2. In the navbar at the top of the page, click the Chat link under the drop-down menu in the Communication tab.

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3. Click the Edit (pencil) icon next to the chat item you want to edit. 

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4. You will be brought to a screen where you can edit the text in the Title and Description fields.  Click the Save button when you are finished.

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 Deleting a Chat

1. Log into D2L and enter your desired course.

2. In the navbar at the top of the page, click the Chat link under the drop-down menu in the Communication tab.

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3. Choose the chat(s) you want to delete by selecting the check-box(es) next to the chat title(s).  Then click the Delete (trash) icon at the top or bottom of the chat list.

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4. A dialog box will appear.  Click Delete to confirm that you want to permanently remove the chat.

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