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May 20, 2024

Group Chat

Group Chat

We are thrilled to introduce the Group Chat functionality, the latest addition to Teachfloor's suite of tools designed to enhance communication and collaboration within your courses. This new feature allows participants to initiate conversations, fostering a more interactive and connected learning environment

Key Features of Group Chat

The Group Chat functionality offers versatile communication options for all course participants, ensuring everyone stays connected and engaged.

  • Initiate Conversations: Any participant can start a conversation with another participant within the course.
  • Group Conversations: Participants can engage in group chats, allowing multiple users to communicate simultaneously.

Communication Permissions

To maintain an organized and focused learning environment, the Group Chat functionality includes specific communication permissions based on user roles:

  • Admins: Can chat with any learners, instructors, or assistants within the course.
  • Learners: Can chat only with other learners of the same course or with instructors.
  • Instructors: Can chat only with learners of the same course.
  • Assistants: Can chat only with the learners assigned to them.

How to Use the Group Chat Functionality

  1. Access the Chat Feature: Click to the chat icon in the header interface
  2. Initiate a Chat: Select a participant or a group to start a conversation.
  3. Engage in Group Conversations: Add multiple participants to create a group chat for collaborative discussions.

Benefits of Group Chat

The Group Chat functionality offers several key benefits that enhance the overall learning experience:

  • Enhanced Communication: Facilitates direct and immediate communication between participants, promoting better understanding and collaboration.
  • Increased Engagement: Encourages active participation and interaction, keeping learners engaged with the course material and each other.
  • Efficient Collaboration: Supports group work and collaborative projects by providing a platform for real-time discussions.

Practical Applications of Group Chat

Group Chat can be utilized in various ways to enhance learning and collaboration:

  • Peer Discussions: Learners can discuss course topics, share insights, and help each other understand complex concepts.
  • Instructor Q&A: Instructors can hold Q&A sessions with learners, addressing their questions and providing guidance in real-time.
  • Collaborative Projects: Groups of learners can collaborate on projects, coordinating tasks and sharing updates efficiently.
  • Administrative Communication: Admins can communicate important announcements and updates to all participants directly.

Conclusion

The Group Chat functionality is a significant addition to the Teachfloor platform, promoting a more interactive and collaborative learning experience. We are excited to see how this feature will enhance communication and engagement within your courses.

We encourage you to explore the new Group Chat functionality and share your feedback with us. Your input is invaluable as we continue to improve and tailor our tools to better meet your teaching and learning needs.

Happy teaching and learning with the new Group Chat feature!

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