Rocket Chat - Center for Teaching and Learning
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Step 1: Visit https://rocket.vinu.edu/ and login at least once to claim your account. If you have not logged in yet you will be prompted with a login button.
Step 2: Using your MyVU Username create your personal direct chat link using the following format: https://rocket.vinu.edu/direct/<MyVU Username>
Example: My username is jstanczak1, so my link would be https://rocket.vinu.edu/direct/jstanczak1
Step 3: Take the new URL you created above and create a link in your Blackboard course.
How to Create a Web Link in Blackboard Menu
- Click on circled plus sign at top of menu
- Select Web Link
- In Add Web Link box type something like “Chat with Instructor"
- Copy the Rocket URL with your username (https://rocket.vinu.edu/direct/<MyVU Username>)
- Checkmark the "Available to Users" box
View the video for more information about Rocket Chat. https://youtu.be/MW_qsbgt1KQ
On your desktop, mobile or server, Install Rocket.Chat https://rocket.chat/install/