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Live chat/discussion on content pages?

Question asked by Tom Gibson on Feb 9, 2017
Latest reply on May 8, 2018 by Hans Magnus Mikalsen Nedreberg

Hi all,

We have a fairly unique use case for which we are trying to come up with a solution.

We will embed live video streams onto course pages for folks that may not be able to attend live meetings and lectures and would like for folks to be able to have live conversation while viewing the video. Similar I suppose to what you might experience with Facebook live - Live video and Live conversation.


We have accomplished this in the past and in another system by embedding Disqus on the page and using a single sign on solution from that other system. Unfortunately, Canvas will not pass page and login information to Disqus so this has become a non-workable solution for us.


One possible solution will be to embed our live video streams onto a discussion page, but the discussion isn't quite designed for that immediate conversation and also creates some problems because of notifications. So that's not 100% desirable.

The Chat feature in Canvas is very close, but doesn't allow content to be added to the page, and is only one chat per course. Our Disqus solution dynamically created a discussion per page that the code was embedded on.



Anyone have any solutions that are happy with for this kind of use?