Learning Technology@LJMU

Staff Guide: Canvas Chat

What's Canvas Chat?

The Chat tool in Canvas allows students and tutors to interact in real time. Any enrolled user in the course can participate in a chat conversation and view all chat content. Currently there is no load limit for a course chat, but larger numbers of course users may affect performance.

You must be actively viewing the chat tool to appear in the chat list. Its sometimes useful to post chat hours in the course calendar to let students know when you are available. Or you can open Chat in a new browser window while viewing other areas in Canvas to ensure you view incoming messages.