Creating a new chat room

Note: To complete the procedures in this document, you need to be assigned a role that has the necessary permissions. To find out what your role is, follow the directions in Participant roles. To see a list of what permissions are associated with a given role, see Permissions, roles, and tools. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and Roles: Overview.

If you have sufficient permissions, you can use the Chat Room tool to create multiple chat rooms within a course or project site. Though a site can have multiple chat rooms, only one can be displayed at a time. This feature essentially allows a site maintainer to archive old chats.

To create a new chat room, follow these steps:

  1. In the menubar, click Chat Room.

  2. Click Options.

  3. Under "Which chat room will be displayed?", click the radio button beside Use a new Chat Room called, and type a name for the chat room in the accompanying text box.

  4. Under "How many messages will be displayed?", select from the radio buttons to indicate how many messages you would like displayed.

  5. Click Update Options.

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Last modified on December 13, 2005.