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Chat

Chats enable students and instructors to interact with each other in real time. Personal chats can be created by students or instructors and have specified members. General chats can only be created by instructors and include all course members.

This page includes information on:

Creating a Chat


In order for the Chat tool to be accessible, there must be a link to it on the navigation bar. To see more information on customizing the navigation bar, click here.

Creating a Personal Chat


  1. On the navigation bar, click Chat.

  2. Click New Chat.

  3. In the Title text box, type the desired title for your chat.

  4. In the Type section, select Personal Chat.

  5. Optional: In the Description text box, type a short description for your chat.

  6. Click Create.

  7. To add participants to your chat,
    1. On the Chat page, click the dropdown arrow next to the chat you are working with
    2. Click view membersView Members.
    3. Click Add Members.
    4. Select the users you wish to add.
    5. Click Add.
      Note: You can choose specific chat members for personal, not general, chats.

  8. To remove participants from your chat,
    1. On the Chat page, click the dropdown arrow next to the chat you are working with
    2. Click view membersView Members.
    3. Select the users you wish to remove.
    4. Click Delete. delete
      A confirmation box will appear.
    5. Click Delete.
      Note: You can only remove members of personal, not general, chats.

Creating a General Chat



 

  1. On the navigation bar, click Chat.

  2. Click New Chat.

  3. In the Title text box, type the desired title for your chat.

  4. Select General Chat.

  5. Optional: In the Description text box, type a short description for your chat.

  6. Click Create.

Editing Chat Name and Description


  1. On the navigation bar, click Chat.

  2. For the desired chat, click the dropdown arrow and select Edit.

  3. To change the chat title, in the Chat Title text box, type the new name.

  4. To change the chat description, in the Description text box, type in the desired changes.

  5. Click Save.

Participating in a Chat


  1. On the navigation bar, click Chat.

  2. Click the name of the chat you wish to enter.

  3. Optional: Click Chat Settings to change the font style and color of your username in the chat.

  4. At the bottom of the page, in the Message text box, type a message.

  5. Click Send.

  6. To leave the chat, click Exit Chat.

Viewing Archived Chats


Desire2Learn automatically archives chat sessions which can be viewed and by instructors and students. Instructors can edit archived chat sessions, and hide them from students' view.

  1. On the navigation bar, click Chat.

  2. For the desired chat, click the dropdown arrow and select View Sessions. view sessions

  3. Click the desired chat session.

  4. When finished, click Go Back.

Deleting Chats


  1. On the navigation bar, click Chat.

  2. Select the desired chat.

  3. Click Delete. delete

  4. Click Delete.

Help Desk

For more information or to request a service, contact the LTS Help Desk:
HelpDeskLogo715-836-5711 | helpdesk@uwec.edu | OL1106

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