Backchannel Chat is designed for educational discussions, it provides all the tools an educator could need to facilitate online discussions.
Powerful moderation tools that let you delete any message, or if you choose to moderate every message before a participant can view it.
The discussion with Backchannel Chat is instant and realtime, no waiting for the page to refresh. Its quick fast and works on all devices.
For extra safety we've added a profanity filter that will catch the really nasty words. It won't catch every variation, but it will give you some protection.
Pin the important message to the top of the discussion, this could be some instructions or a message, it helps set the context of the discussion.
Select a cool picture that best represents you. If your using our tool inside another app, we'll bring your profile information across.
A live vote count on each message gives the moderator a view of the important messages in the discussion.
Lock the room so that only the moderator can write messages, this can really help to set the pace of the online discussion.
Send private messages to participants, no one else in the chat will see the message. This is a great tool for prompting users to participate more.
Backchannel Chat provides full transcripts for all discussions, you can even view the unfiltered comments.
Quickly view the number of messages that each student contributed. This is really helpful to assess students participation.
Quickly and easily embed video's and images. Its as simple as pasting the link, we take care of the embedding.
Backchannel Chat has been integrated into other platforms such as Backchannel Chat for Edmodo