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[edit] Reading Chat Room messages

To read messages in the Chat Room, do the following:

In the menubar, click Chat Room. You will enter the default room (as specified by the site leader). To change rooms, click Change Room at the top, and select the room to which you would like to change.

To see who is presently in the room, look under "Users in Chat" on the right side of the screen.

Messages appear in chronological order, with the most recent at the bottom. Messages will always identify the sender.

To hide or display the date or time messages were posted, select the appropriate option from the "View" drop-down list: Time Only, Date and Time, Date Only, Neither Date or Time or ID only.

To limit the list to messages from only the past three days, click Past 3 Days. To return to a view listing all messages, click All Messages.

[edit] Posting Chat Room messages

To post a message, follow these steps:

In the menubar, click Chat Room.

In the text box at the bottom of the window, type your message, and then click Add message. Note: No one will be able to see your message until you click Add message, but once you do, only an instructor or a participant who has special permission can delete your message.

To discard a message that you haven't sent yet, click Clear.

[edit] Deleting Chat Room messages

To delete a Chat Room message that you have sufficient permission to delete, simply click the trash can icon next to the posting, and then click Delete. Note: If you don't see a trash can icon, you don't have permission to delete the message. To permanently delete all messages from a chat room, click Options, and then click Clear History. Click Delete to confirm.

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