You can use the Chat Room tool for real-time, unstructured conversations among site participants who are signed on to the site at the same time.
Instructors can easily create an "Online Office Hours" chat room for student questions and answers. Dispersed collaboration groups can use Chat as a space to have conversations across distances or catch up with conversations that they may have missed.
Multiple rooms: The Chat Room tool allows for more than one room that a site owner (or anyone with the appropriate permissions) can create for specific kinds of conversation. These additional chat rooms can be created using the Options feature.
Display: Changes that a site owner makes to a chat
room display using the
Options... button also apply to how
the Chat Room features appear to students.