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How to Use Course Chat

The Chat function in MyCCRI allows students in the same course to get together online and type messages back and forth in real time. All students must be logged in to the Chat tool at the same time for this to work.

How to Use Course Chat:
Instructions and Screenshots
Step 1

Log in to your MyCCRI account and click on the myCourseTools tab. Then click on the link to the course you wish to work in. Each course has its own set of Course Tools.

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Step 2

To access Chat, click on the green Chat link under Course Tools.

Note that you will only be able to chat with students who are in your course.

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Step 3

Once you log in you will see your name listed on the right of the window. The cursor will be blinking in the box at the bottom of the window. Just start typing and you will see the words appearing in the box. These words will not be seen by your other classmates until you press the Enter key on your keyboard.

Group Chat screen with participant names on right
Sample Chat message screen
Step 4

Once you have pressed Enter, you should see your words appearing in the Chat window accompanied by your name. All students logged in will be able to see your words.

Sample Chat Session screen
Tip:

If you want only one person to see what you are typing, click on the person's name and then on the grey Whisper button. Then start typing. When you press Enter, only the two of you will see your words.

Whisper button graphic
Step 5

To exit from the Chat screen, click on the Exit button at the top of the window.

Remember that Chat sessions in MyCCRI are not recorded so once you log out, the text is gone.

Chat Exit button
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Last Updated: 8/13/13