TC04 - Moodle tutorial for teachers
Adding activities (assignment, chat, blog, forum, etc.)
Chat is a synchronous communication tool which means that users have to be logged in at the same time to communicate -- a bit like talking to each other! Chat is usually focused on specific topics, though new chat rooms can be set up for any subject.
To ad a chat facility select Chat from the Add an activity drop-down menu.
Enter a name for the chat room and write a description of the purpose of the chat room in the introduction area. Content written in Next chat time and Repeat sessions defines whether the chat room is active or not (when students can expect to find somebody in the chat room) but setting a date and time here will not restrict access to the room at other times. Chat sessions are recorded for a certain time period allowing users logging in later to follow the discussion easily.