Creating Chat in Moodle

The chat activity module allows participants to have a real-time synchronous discussion in a Moodle course. Implement this feature to hold virtual office hours or to allow students to interact with each other in a real-time conversation.

Follow the instructions below to create a Chat Room:

  1. Click Turn editing on.
  2. Click Add an activity or resource.
  3. Select Chat.
  4. Click Add.

You will then be taken to the set up page for your Chat Room.

  1. Enter in a Name for your Chat Room.
  2. Enter in a Description.
  3. Set a Chat Time.
  4. Choose a Repeat option.
    1. Don’t publish any chats – chats are allowed anytime.
    2. No repeats – only the specified chat time will be published.
  5. Select saved period for past sessions.
  6. Choose whether or not to allow access to past sessions.
  7. Click Save.