40 Use the Private Chat

If you have a private conversation with a student, it should not be addressed in the general chat. This will result in the whole team viewing your conversation. Alternatively, consider using a private message instead to maintain privacy and organization. It is imperative that all students’ privacy and confidentiality are maintained and respected in the online environment.

screenshot showing how to start a new chat

To send a direct message to one person or a group of people:

  • Click on the chat tab of Teams create a new chat
  • Use Ctrl + Shift + N to start a new chat from anywhere
    • this will open a new pop-out chat window from wherever you are within Teams

screenshot of a new chat window

Based on Microsoft Teams update on: August 27, 2021

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