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The chat activity allows you to send instant messages to your teacher or fellow students when they are logged-in to the site. You can save and archive your Chat transcripts, and your teacher may also decide to grade a Chat.

Use chat

From your course open the Chat activity. Select Click here to enter the chat now. Type your messages and select Send. Close the chat window to leave the chat.

Using chat on a mobile device or with screen readers

You have the option of using a simpler chat interface that doesn't use frames and javascript. This is ideal when you are using a mobile device or screen reader.