D2L Chat - Working with Chat (for Students)

Learn how students can create a personal chat, change settings, manage chat history and add/remove users.

Create a personal chat

You can create personal chats to talk with peers or other friends at your organization. You can create personal chats from any area of Brightspace, and can be used from any other area.

Personal chat rooms can only be accessed by users who have been added to the personal chat’s Participant List. When users are added, the chat room displays under Personal Chats in their list of chats.

  1. On the navbar, click Chat.
  2. On the Chat List page, click New Chat.
  3. Enter a title.
  4. Click Personal Chat.
  5. Enter a description of the chat. Give your chat a unique, descriptive name and provide a description for it using the Description field to help users distinguish the chat from other chats they are enrolled in.
  6. Click Create.

Change your chat settings

  1. On the navbar, click Chat.
  2. Do one of the following:
    1. On the Chat List page, click Settings.
    2. Inside a chat, click Settings.

Setup Chat Alias Colors and Style

  1. In the Alias field, enter a new alias. Depending on your permissions, you can change your alias, or chat name, if you want to appear as a different name, such as a nickname, to other chat participants.
  2. Select the check boxes for Bold or Italics.
  3. Set an Alias Color.

Change Message Order

  1. If you want to change the message order, select New to Old or Old to New. If you want to see new messages only, select New Messages. This requires you to manually refresh the screen, to see new messages and remove all old ones. You can change back to see all messages, which restores all messages for that session, even if they were not visible while New Messages was selected.

Change Sound Settings

  1. You can change your sound settings so you can hear a sound when someone enters the chat, leaves the chat, or when there is an incoming message. Select a sound from the following drop-down lists:
    1. Incoming Message Sound
    2. Person Enters Chat Sound
    3. Person Leaves Chat Sound
Click Save.

Manage chat history

The chat’s archive stores each chat session, where you can view it at a later time.

The system archives a chat session once all chat members leave the room or after more than 20 minutes of inactivity. Chats appear in the Chat Sessions list.

  1. On the navbar, click Chat.
  2. On the Chat List page, from the context menu beside the chat you want to view, click View Sessions.
  3. In the Start Date column, click the link.
  4. When you are done reviewing the session, click Done.

Add or remove users from a chat

  1. On the navbar, click Chat.
  2. On the Chat List page, from the context menu of the personal chat you want to modify, click View Members.
  3. Do one of the following:
    1. To add a member to the chat, click Add Members. To add users from different course offerings click Select Different Course. Select the check box beside the name of users you want to add. Click Add > Done.
    2. To add a personal contact, click Add Personal Contact. Select the check box beside the name of users you want to add. Click Add > Done.
    3. To delete a member of the chat, on the Chat Members page, select the check box beside the users you want to remove. Click Delete > Done.




Keywords:d2l d2l@uwm learn@uw learnuw luw brightspace desire2learn chat chatting log personal private student   Doc ID:66281
Owner:David D.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2016-08-18 23:06 CDTUpdated:2017-03-10 13:25 CDT
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
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