Using Teacher Chat, you can enable 1-on-1 text communication with your enrolled students. This is particularly useful for students who might be too shy to raise their hand for help. This feature can also be used to send announcements to the entire class or individual students during active classroom sessions that will pop up a message on the student screen(s).
When enabled, chat can be initiated by you or by your students, but students cannot chat with other students. The Chat feature is only used between Teacher-Student.
Chat to be turned on by default on the front of your classroom tile. Toggling this setting to on will always have chat enabled when a session starts.
To enable or disable Teacher Chat during a session, navigate to Screens or Timeline view, then click the Chat toggle to turn it on or off. Chat can be enabled/disabled at any time during the session.
Communicate with Students
Once enabled, you can open teacher chat by clicking the blue chat bubble in the bottom right corner of your teacher dashboard. On the chat sidebar, select a student, then send a message. Students can initiate by clicking the green chat bubble in the bottom left corner of their screen.
Broadcast an Announcement
With Teacher Chat enabled, you can send an on-screen message to your entire class. Once received, your students must acknowledge the message to continue.
- Enable Teacher Chat
- Click the blue Chat bubble
- Click the Megaphone icon in the top right corner
- Type your message
- Click Send Announcement
- A message will be sent to all connected students that they will need to acknowledge by clicking Got It.
The announcement feature can also be used for individual students by selecting a student first and then clicking the "Send Announcement" button. This feature is useful for students who may need a firmer reminder or warning rather than a chat. Students must select "Got it" to continue.
Another way to send announcements to an individual is while chatting with the student while viewing the enlarged preview of their screen:
For more information on how to use the Teacher chat feature, click here.