Did you know that the lecture capture software, Tegrity, includes a chatting feature that both the instructor and students can use? To access Tegrity Connect (chat), click on the little button (looks like a blue head/shoulders) just to the left of the Tegrity logo. Clicking this button will open up a small window in which you can see who is online, adjust your availability status, and chat with classmates.
This feature allows students to communicate with the instructor (when the instructor is online) regarding questions from viewing a class session. This tool also allows students to communicate among themselves about class sessions, which could potentially lessen the number of questions coming to the instructor.
This communication tool is automatically available to all Tegrity users. However, the users can only communicate with other students and instructors in the courses in which they are enrolled.
This has been another great Tech Tip from the Instructional Development Center. Any questions regarding Tegrity, Tegrity Connect, or other instructional technologies can be directed to Vicki Parish in the IDC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 450-5059.