The Chat tool is a real-time, text-based collaboration tool. Your instructor(s) may use Chat for live class discussions or to hold office hours..
There are two types of chats:
- Personal chats: Personal chats are private and visible only to users who you have added to the chat’s participants list. Personal chats are ideal for keeping in touch with friends and colleagues or for clubs and other groups whose members are not in the same course.
- General (course) chats: General chats are public chats visible to everyone enrolled in the course where they are created. Your instructors may create general chat rooms to incorporate chat discussions into the teaching of a course since they are automatically open to all users enrolled in the course.