Hi everyone so my biggest conflict is to include a chatbox or little chatroom on my discussion board. It's not for an actual site, rather a project, but I'm conflicted over whether to include one or not. One of my professors suggested a space for students to just "talk" that may encourage students to naturally discuss what is going on in class ... but my fear is that students will abuse the "networking space" and use it to post inapproriate comments.
I would definitely look into getting somethign that doesn't allow students to erase what they've written, but at the same time is easy to embed, and can be monitored. This is one source I've found, and know how it works ... http://www.cbox.ws/