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4: Chat

The Chat activity allows course participants to have a real-time synchronous discussion in a Moodle course. Different themes may be used (although note that you lose the conversation thread if you change mid-chat) and an accessible interface is available.


The Chat tool is a real-time, text-based collaboration tool. You can use the Chat tool to brainstorm ideas, hold a question and answer period, have a debate or discussion, or organise a remote study group. As opposed to other collaboration tools, such as Discussions, Chat conversations occur in real-time. In Brightspace you can have personal chats or general (course) chats.

Bottom line

This features works well in both platforms.

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