188.8.131.52 Using the Chat Room
You can then enter the chat by clicking on the link in your course. Youâ€™ll see something like this screen:
View past sessions â€“ This link in the upper right, will take you to an archive of any past sessions
Click here to enter the chat now â€“ will take you to a frame based chat room. It will look similar to this:
Youâ€™ll see a list of all the people who have entered the chat room on the right. On the left, will be each message entered by the users, along with their name and time stamp. To enter a message just type in the bottom section and press the â€œreturnâ€ or â€œenterâ€ key on your keyboard. The chat module contains some features to make chatting a little nicer.
Smilies - Any smiley faces (emoticons) that you can type elsewhere in Moodle can also be typed in here and they will be displayed correctly. For example, =
Links - Internet addresses will be turned into links automatically.
Emoting - You can start a line with "/me" or ":" to emote. For example, if your name is Kim and you type ":laughs!" or "/me laughs!" then everyone will see "Kim laughs!"
Beeps - You can send a sound to other people by hitting the "beep" link next to their name. A useful shortcut to beep all the people in the chat at once is to type "beep all".
HTML - If you know some HTML code, you can use it in your text to do things like insert images, play sounds or create different colored and sized text.
Also worth notingâ€¦ is that some of your students can enter the normal frame chat, while others enter the non-frame chat room. They will still all interact with each other. They are just different windows to the same information.