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How do I use inline Chat as an instructor?

If configured for your institution, inline chat allows you to communicate with other users in your course from areas other than the Chat page. Inline chat will appear everywhere within your course except the Gradebook, Course Analytics, and SpeedGrader.

When inline chat is enabled, any user viewing your course will appear as online on the Chat page. Currently there is no load limit for a course chat, but larger numbers of course users may affect performance.

You can also chat with course users from the Chat page.


  • If you cannot view inline chat, it has not been enabled for your institution.
  • Chat alerts are not available for inline chat.
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