Can I set up a private chat with a student, for example, to meet with a student one on one?
Hello there Beth Billyard Welcome to the Canvas Community. Thank you for posting your question. There isn't anything I can think of that allows for a private, synchronous chat session that you can have with a student. However, a work-around might be to use your Canvas inbox to message your student. You'd have a complete conversation there to refer back to. Depending on your notification settings and the student's notification settings, you each might be getting several notifications (via e-mail, text message, etc.), but at least you would have the full context of your conversation saved in your Canvas Inbox. Would this suggestion meet your needs?
Hi, Beth Billyard Welcome to the Canvas Community! Chris Hofer has given you great suggestions (thanks, Chris!). You might also want to investigate using the Conferences tool to accomplish this. An instructor can invite a single student to a conference for a one-on-one chat. The default is to invite all students, but when you're creating the conference, you can disable that checkbox and invite a single student. Details are in How do I create a conference in a course?
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