What is Chat and why would I want to use it?

The Chat tool in Canvas allows students and teachers to interact in real time. Chat makes it easy to share a YouTube video, launch a shared whiteboard, or create a synchronous notepad for quickly outlining ideas. Chat also provides an audio and video chat for making communication more personable.

When would I use Chat?

Use Chat to:

  • Give students an opportunity to immediately contact you when you are online

  • Conduct virtual office hours

  • Conduct group discussion

  • Conduct study sessions

  • Regularly contact students who are challenged by course content and need encouragement

Note: Chat history will not be saved, this includes video, audio, the whiteboard, and/or text.

For More on Canvas Chat:

How do I join the course Chat?How do I start a private conversation in Chat?How do I access the Chat whiteboard?How do I broadcast video for Chat?How do I broadcast audio for Chat?How do I ban a student from Chat?