Group chats can be used in different ways depending on the settings chosen by your teacher or admin. Some teachers may choose to set up group chats as a “Virtual Notice Board,” where only they can post messages and attachments. In this case, you won’t be able to post or respond in the group chats.
Others may prefer group chats to be used as a common forum, where anyone in the group can post messages and participate in discussions.
The inbuilt group chat feature on mySecondTeacher enables you to easily connect and chat with your classmates directly on the platform. This helps you avoid distractions that can often arise from using external messaging apps like viber, WhatsApp, Messenger, etc where messages from friends and family members may interfere with your learning.
When using the group chat feature on mySecondTeacher, you can invite and chat only with your teacher and the students in your class. This ensures that no external individuals can join the chatroom, creating a secure and efficient learning environment.
Yes, you can talk to your teacher using group chat if your teacher has enabled the feature. This feature provides a convenient way to ask questions, clarify doubts, and receive feedback from your teacher.
To check if your teacher has enabled the group chat feature for communication with students, you can ask your teacher directly. If the feature is enabled, you can start chatting with your teacher.
mySecondTeacher’s group chat feature allows you to communicate with your classmates and your teacher in the primary channel. Although it functions like an instant messenger, it is not designed to be used explicitly as a messaging app.
It’s important to note that the group chat feature on mySecondTeacher is exclusively available to individuals who have an account on the platform. Therefore, you cannot use it to chat with people who do not have a mySecondTeacher account and cannot access the chat room. This restriction ensures that the chat room remains a secure environment for learning and collaboration.
The group chat feature on mySecondTeacher includes an “Ignore” function that enables you to stop receiving messages from a specific person in the chatroom. This feature can be useful if you want to focus on specific conversations or avoid distractions.
To add a person to your “Ignore List,” follow these steps:
- Go to the group chat room where the person is located.
- Search for the name of the person you want to ignore.
- Click on the “Option” button located in the top right corner of the chat window.
- Select “Add to Ignore List”
Once you’ve added a person to your “Ignore List,” you won’t receive any further messages from them in the chatroom. You can remove them from your “Ignore List” at any time by repeating these steps and selecting “Remove from Ignore List.”
Creating a group chat on mySecondTeacher is easy and straightforward. Simply follow these steps to create a new chat room for your students:
- From your dashboard, click on “Engage in Text chat with Students” or click on the “Chatroom” button on the navigation bar.
- On the left column of the chatroom, click on the plus sign (+) to create a new chat room.
- Type in the name of the new channel and add a short description of what the channel is about.
- Add the students you want to include in the channel. You can also make the channel private if necessary.
- Click “Create Channel.”
Once you have created a new chat room, you can start communicating with your students instantly. This feature is particularly useful for group discussions, clarifying doubts, and providing feedback on coursework.