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Private Messaging in class chat for students

Private Messaging in class chat for students

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                                                                  Private Messaging Idea  

   My English class currently has an assignment that requires two students to review each other's work, fill out a checklist pertaining to their piece and submit it to them. I believe it would be more convenient to private message a student through the class chat to discuss while working one on one with them. It seems rather time-consuming to email back and forth, furthermore attaching files to emails is rather an annoyance. It would be pretty simple to be able to send them a message in the chat option without the whole class viewing it. I believe Peer assignments would go a lot smoother and might be more of an engagement between students to have that chat option.

Thanks for considering.

2 Comments
svasqu67
Surveyor

This feature is necessary to avoid having to use multiple applications to complete group assignments. Providing students a chat option would help keep all the work in one place and also helps minimize security issues. I would rather communicate through Canvas to ensure that we can keep a record of the conversation. This also ensures that we have our classmate's correct contact information. 

hesspe
Adventurer

This would be a very useful addition to chat.  I would like to see teacher-to-student and student-to-teacher private chat enabled by default, and student-to-student private chat be enabled/disabled by a teacher setting.