The Chat Room tool in Laulima is used for synchronous text-based interactions.
Make sure that the Chat tool is turned on - click here for information on how to turn Laulima tools on and off
The tool itself is fairly straightforward. Participants must log in to their Laulima account, click on the course where they want to chat, and click on the "Chat Room" tool on the left side of the window.
Other browser windows can be open at the same time, so people can be checking their email or vieweing webpages while chatting