ARCHIVED: In Oncourse, how can I create, change, or delete a chat room for my course?
UITS no longer supports original Oncourse. For information about Indiana University's current version of Oncourse, see What is Oncourse?
Creating a chat room
To create a chat room for your course in Oncourse, follow these steps:
- In a course for which you have authoring privileges, click
Create/Edit Chat Rooms.
- Click the blue plus sign icon next to "New Item".
- In the "Title" field, enter a name for the chat room. In the
"Description" field, enter a short description.
- Under "Viewable By", select which users may enter the chat
room. If you have groups set up for the course, you can choose to
restrict access to particular groups. For more information about
creating groups, see the Knowledge Base document ARCHIVED: In Oncourse, how can I organize my class into groups?
- Under "Advanced Settings", you can choose whether or not you would
like to keep an archive of the chat room. You can also choose to
change the active chat time, which determines how long text posted in
a chat room remains visible.
OKto create the chat room.
Changing settings for a chat room
To change the settings for a particular chat room, access the
Create/Edit Chat Rooms as described above. Click the pencil
icon next to the chat room you want to edit. Under "General Settings"
you can change the title or "Viewable By" fields. Under "Advanced
Settings" you can determine whether to archive the chat room and how
long messages remain visible on the screen after posting.
Deleting a chat room
To delete a chat room, access "Create/Edit Chat Rooms" as described
above. Check the box next to the appropriate chat room, then click the
button with the red "x" next to "Delete Selected Items". Click
OK when prompted to confirm the deletion.
Last modified on August 30, 2010.