What is the Chat activity in Moodle and how do I create one?


The chat activity is a great resource for  students and teachers logged into a course to have real time text-based conversations. The discussion thread of the chat may be saved and archived. You may enable the chat resource all the time or schedule chats in advance (Ex. Instructor "office hours").


Creating a Chat Activity

  1. If your course is in topic view, in the section in where you want the page located, select the Add an activity or resource link.
    If your course is in folder view, in the section in where you want the page located, select the Add resource link.

  2. Select Chat from the menu, then scroll down and click Add.
    Chat Activity

  3. Complete the form providing a name for the chat room, instructions for participation, and schedule of the activity.
  4. Type in the Name of this chat room.
  5. The Description is optional. Students will not see this unless you select Display the description on the course page.

  6. Review the Common Module Settings. Here you may choose if the activity should be visible or not to your students. If you have developed predetermined groups, the common module settings will allow you to segment discussions by groups.
    Common Module Settings

  7. Decide if you wish to place conditions or date related restrictions on how the activity becomes available.
    Access restriction

  8. An activity will only be considered complete when ALL conditions are met. Decide if you wish to place conditions or requirements for student participation and activity completion.
    Access restriction

  9. Select the Save and display option.
    Save activity

View the video below to learn more about:

Creating a Chat Activity

2017-05-18 21:13 Josh Bruck
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