How do I use Chat as a student?
The Chat tool can be used for real-time conversation with course users. Any user in the course can participate in a chat conversation. All content in a course chat can be viewed by anyone in the course. Currently there is no load limit for a course chat, but larger numbers of course users may affect performance.
A user must be actively viewing the chat tool to appear in the chat list. You can open Chat in a new browser window while viewing other areas in Canvas.
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In Course Navigation, click the Chat link
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When you open the Chat page, you immediately join the chat. Chat discussion appears in the content window .
To receive alerts for new chat messages, click the New message alerts button . If this option is turned on, you will receive alerts if Chat is open in Canvas but your browser window is minimized or you are viewing another browser tab. Alerts will not send if you leave Chat to view another area in Canvas.
Message history each course is included in the chat. Chat history can be accessed indefinitely by loading more results and scrolling through previous course chats.
View Online Users
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Chat displays the number of users who are in the chat . To view a list of these users , hover your cursor over the number.
View Time Stamp
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When a user sends multiple chat messages without another user sending a message, all messages will appear under the first message's time stamp. To view additional time stamps, hover your cursor over the message.
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To send a chat message, enter your message in the chat window . To add an emoji to your message, click the Emoji icon . Then click the Send button .