What I'd like is to be able to turn chat on during dinners times and after school.
Is this at all feasible?
I have to manually turn chat on and off every day.
Is it possible to contact your nearest Moodle partner and get them to knock up a code hack to do this for you? If you keep it simple, it should be a fairly quick and straight forward job for an experienced Moodle coder.
I notice that there is an enhancement request for this feature in bug tracker (item 2121)
I will look into that.