Basics

  1. Click Chatrooms in the bottom-left corner to Open, create or join a chatroom.
    • Note: the upward-facing arrow will scroll to the top of the page shown in GCconnex - this is not a chat functionality.

  2. Click Who's online( ) to know who of your GCconnex colleagues is online, and their most recent chat status. 


  3. Click the settings icon (cog) to open your chat options (this allows you to set your status and availability)



Change your Status

Option 1: Choose from one of the standard statuses. Click the settings icon to open up chat options.

  1. Available
  2. Busy
  3. Invisible
  4. Offline

Option 2: Create your own personalized status 

  1. Click the Settings icon to open up chat options
  2. Type in desired text below My Status
  3. Click Set my status


Create a Chatroom

a) Public

  1. Click on the Create chatroom tab
  2. Type in the name
  3. Choose Public room in the drop-down menu
  4. Click on Create room

b) Private – Password protected

  1. Click on the Create chatroom tab
  2. Type in the name
  3. Choose Password-protected room in the drop-down menu
  4. Type in a password (don’t forget to provide it to your colleagues)
  5. Click on Create room

c) Private – On invitation only

  1. Click on the Create chatroom tab
  2. Type in the name
  3. Choose Invitation only room in the drop-down menu
  4. Click on Create room
  5.  Don’t forget to invite your colleagues to join!

Invited users will receive this message in an individual chat session with owner of chatroom



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