Chat

The Chat Activity runs a live (synchronous) discussion for learners.
This is similar to Instant Messaging (IM) software that most learners will be familiar with.

This animation explains how to create and use the Chat Activity

... and Scribe

The Chat and Scribe Activity combines a Chat Activity with a Scribe Activity for collating the chat group's view on questions created by the teacher. When used in small group mode, the tool creates parallel Chat and Scribe areas for each small group, and then shows the outcome of each group collated on a whole class page.

This animation explains how to create and use the Chat and Scribe Split-Screen Activity