Chat Features in Zoom
Members of the MCPS community have asked if the Zoom Chat feature can remain on to facilitate engagement in the classroom. In response to those requests, MCPS has worked with Zoom to ensure that a chat solution is safe and secure. We can now enable this feature.
Here are the details:
- Chat functionality will be turned off by default, but the teacher can turn it on for use in their classroom.
- Private chat between students will continue to be disabled.
- Group chat and direct chat with the teacher will be enabled.
- These chats are only recorded as part of normal classroom recording and deleted after 72 hours.