Dialogues allow students or teachers to start two-way dialogues with another person. These course activities can be useful when the teacher wants to give private feedback to a student regarding their online activity.
For example, if a student is participating in a language forum and made a grammatical error that the teacher wants to point out without embarrassing the student, a dialogue is the perfect place. A dialogue activity would also be an excellent way for counsellors within an institution to interact with students. All activities are logged.
Creating a dialogue activity
Click the Turn editing on button on the course homepage.
Click the Add an activity... drop-down menu and select Dialogue.
Enter a Dialogue Name - appears on the front page in the Moodle course section.
Enter a Description - text that appears above the list of conversations.
Click Save and return to course.
Starting the dialogue
Click the link to the dialog title on the course home page.
On the dialog page click View Conversations.
Click the Create button.
On the Create page click the Expand All link.
Select the desired options
Open with: (Select a user from the short drop down menu or type part of the student name until it appears.)
Bulk Open Rule: Select Groups, Include future members, set a Cut off date.
Message: Subject, Message, and Attachments.
Click Save when ready to send out the dialogue activity.