This plugin introduces a chat for Moodle very similar to Google Chat or Facebook Chat. It uses a block to list all online users that are part of all courses a user is subscribed to, and opens a chat window on the bottom of the page when a online user is clicked.
The advantages of this chat are:
- Users don't need to open a separate window to use this chat, while Moodle activity chat needs them to do so;
- A user can establish a real time conversation with other online users subscribed to the courses this user belongs to;
- Users can change between pages and their open conversations will always be there;
If you are a student use it to collaborate with your colleagues, or to ask questions to your teachers.
If you are a teacher use it to communicate with your students individually.
We believe Moodle needs a different chat concept, that's why we decided to create this plugin. It still needs some improvement, but first we would like to know what people think about this idea