The Chat tool in Canvas allows students and teachers to interact in real-time. Instructors can use the chat tool to allow students to contact them when online, create virtual office hours, conduct group discussions or study sessions.
Available to all users in the course.
Cannot be limited to specific students.
All users in the course have access to the chat history.
To set up the Chat tool in your Canvas course:
To use the Chat tool:
Messages can be deleted by an instructor:
Interested in discovering new ways to use Canvas in your teaching? Or, want to learn best practices? Attend a CanvasLive session led by faculty/staff.
Chat is built into Canvas and does not require a separate sign-on. There is no additional fee for ISU faculty or students to use the Canvas Chat tool.
The Canvas Commons tool is supported by Instructure. Use one of the following channels to connect with their 24/7 support:
The July 17, 2021 Canvas Release discusses the addition of maintenance windows and the removal of deprecated features.
The July 21, 2021 Canvas Deploy includes changes to terminology, assignments, faculty journal messages, offline exports, and accessibility features.
The July 7, 2021 Canvas Deploy includes changes to exported Gradebook CSV columns, assignment buttons and notifications, rich content editor, and accessibility features.
Visit the Instructure (Canvas) News Room, learn about recently added features or check the current Canvas status.