Student Handbook

4. Course Learning Activities

4.7. Chat

Although the bulk of communication in the courses will take place asynchronously through the Discussion Forums, students may need to meet “live” (e.g., role play). In such instances, the course administrators will have set up one or more Chat Rooms. 

The Chat feature itself isn't very technically sophisticated so we recommend if students have access to another program (e.g., Skype) which they'd prefer to use, they feel free to do so. However, students should ensure a transcript / recording can be saved so that they can refer back for the assignments if necessary.

In some courses, students may want to arrange a live session. We do have access to OmniJoin, a screen-sharing program, which we can arrange for students who are interested. Email for details.