Moodle- Creating a Live Chat Room


UW-Madison has adopted Canvas as its single, centrally supported learning management system. As of 6/1/2018, support for Desire2Learn (D2L) and most Moodle courses has been discontinued. Access to those courses has permanently ended. However, certain Moodle courses that are part of the Adanced Quizzing Content Functional Gaps project are still available on Moodle. Those courses are located on the Moodle Extension site.


1. First, turn editing on by clicking the Turn editing on button at the top right corner of your course homepage.

2. In the desired week/topic, click the Add an activity or resource link and select Chat.

Activity/Resource Links

3. Give the chat room a name and description. Both are required fields.

4. Set the “Next chat time” and modify the remaining settings as desired.

5. Once finished, click the Save and return to course button at the bottom of the page. To preview, click Save and display instead.

Interface of a new Chat Activity

Keywords:chat room 2.9   Doc ID:20990
Owner:Elizabeth H.Group:Moodle
Created:2011-10-26 16:13 CDTUpdated:2018-02-16 11:09 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Moodle
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