What is Chat?

The Chat tool in Canvas allows students and teachers to interact in real time. Chat makes it easy to communicate with your students in real time, all in one place.

Note: Your administrator must speak with a Customer Success Manager to configure the chat tool before it will be available in your course.

What is Chat?

What is Chat?

In Course Navigation, click the Chat link.

When would I use Chat?

Use Chat to:

  • Give students an opportunity to immediately contact you when you are online
  • Conduct virtual office hours
  • Conduct group discussion
  • Conduct study sessions
  • Regularly contact students who are challenged by course content and need encouragement

Please note that chat comments cannot be deleted.