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MediaBeacon University

Chat

User

Chat functionality in MediaBeacon can function as a widget or as a docked menu in the lower right-hand corner of the interface.

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Widget Mode

  • To invite a user or group of users to chat from the widget, click the "+" button. In the Chat Invitation window, type the name of the desired user, or select a name from the drop-down list. Offline users are grayed-out and have (Offline) after their names.

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  • An empty chat window will pop up. Send messages by typing into the bottom field and pressing 'Enter'.

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Dock Mode:

  • To invite a user or group of users to chat from the dock, click "Chat Online". Then select a name from the pop-up list. Groups are displayed after individual users. Offline users are grayed-out.

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  • An empty chat window will pop up. Send messages by typing into the bottom field and pressing 'Enter'.

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Admin

Chat administration is done on a per-ACL basis from the Group permissions page. Please see the Admin Manual section "Manage Menu > System > Groups > Group Permissions > Chat" for a discussion of these settings.

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