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Creating a Chat Room

VU Collaborate Chat Room gives you and your students a ‘real time’ room to have a text based discussion. You can use the Chat Room tool to connect with students in your Space or encourage students to connect with each other for a real time discussion.

Step 1: Getting to the Chat Room


The Chat Room is accessed from the Communication menu in the navbar.

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Step 2: Setting up a new Chat Room

  1. Click Title to set up the name and space of the room
  2. Select either General Chat Room or Personal Chat Room to meet your requirements
  3. Complete the Description as required
  4. Click Create to set up your Chat Room 

Tip: You could use this space to upload relevant content to meet the purpose of the Chat Room

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Step 3:Joining the Chat Room

Select the heading to join the Chat Room

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Step 4: Taking Part in the Chat Room 

  1. You can now see currently available online participants in the Chat Room
  2. You are able to send messages in the Chat Room by entering text in the box as illustrated
  3. Once your message is finalised click Send to submit to the the Chat Room 


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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