A Wiscchat public chatroom is a simple and easy way to chat with a group. Features of the public chatroom include:
Typical Uses: This sort of chatroom is great for casual use - to chat about an assignment, prepare informally for an exam, or just review. It would probably not be appropriate for an instructor-led course activity or office hours.
Any UW netid holder can create a public chatroom following these instructions:
Next, you'll want to alert your friends/classmates about the chatroom. You can send the URL of the chatroom to participants, or the participants can visit http://wiscmail.wisc.edu/chat and enter the chatroom name.
Remember that any UW netid holder could potentially find the room in the Wiscchat directory and log in. As the owner of the chatroom, you have special privileges, including "kick" and "ban". Kick will force an individual out of the room. Ban prevents an individual from returning to the room. Right-click on the individual to use these commands.