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About Chat Room

The Chat Room tool is a real-time, text-based collaboration tool. You can use the Chat Room 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. You can set up unit specific chat rooms or chat rooms that involve individuals from all over the organisation. There are two types of chat:

  • General (or Course) chats  General chats are public chats visible to everyone enrolled in the org unit where they are created. General chats allow you to incorporate chat discussions into the teaching of a unit since they are automatically open to all users enrolled in the unit.
  • Personal chats  Personal chats are private and visible only to users who you have added to the chat’s participants list. Personal chats are ideal for keeping in touch with friends and colleagues or for clubs and other groups whose members do not share a single org unit.
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    Access the Chat Room tool

    Chat rooms are grouped as General (course) chats or Personal chats. You can only access General chats from the appropriate space. You can access Personal chats from anywhere in VU Collaborate.

    Do one of the following:

    • Click Communication and Chat Room on the navbar.
    • Click Space Admin on the navbar, click Chat iconChat Room from the Communication section on the Space Administration page.

     For more information click the Help Topics tab   

    Further Support

    Visit the VU Collaborate Help site[https://blendedlearning.vu.edu.au] for up to date information and resources on blended learning. Provide feedback on this help resource by visiting the Help Site Feeback forum [https://blendedlearning.vu.edu.au/forum/helpsite-feedback.html].

    Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service[http://servicedesk.vu.edu.au] for further technical support.

     

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