The Chat tool in Webcourses@UCF allows students and teachers to interact in real time, all in one place. 

The Chat Tool Does Not Support Individual Chats

Chats cannot be limited to specific students.

Use Chat to:

  • Give students an opportunity to immediately contact you when you are online
  • Conduct group discussion
  • Conduct study sessions

Chat History Cannot Be Deleted

Please note that all users in the course can also access the chat history and Chat comments cannot be deleted.

For this reason, we do not recommend using Chat for online office hours intended to discuss student grades and performance, as this would constitute a potential FERPA violation. The most secure method for discussion student grades and performance is the Inbox/Conversations tool in Webcourses@UCF.