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The chat activity module allows participants to have a real-time synchronous discussion in a Moodle course.
This is a useful way to get a different understanding of each other and the topic being discussed – the mode of using a chat room is quite different from the asynchronous forums. The Chat module contains a number of features for managing and reviewing chat discussions.