We have new chat software installed on the board, which emulates the chat system Facebook uses. You can see it at the bottom of your screen. Using it is simple: FIRST> This is your chat bar: As you can see, the green dot indicates that you are available for chat. The number in parentheses tells you who is online and available for chat. NEXT> To chat with someone, simply select them from the menu: A chat window will open, and you can begin chatting. If you need to change options, or make yourself unavailable for chat, simply click the options gear in the upper right hand corner of the box: NEXT> If, instead, you want to chat with more than one person at once, you can do so in the chat room, which is, of course, called CAHT! To access it, simply click the "people" icon, located next to the chat indicator, and then select the available room, titled "CAHT!" like so: NEXT> Once you click on the CAHT! room, you will see this window. As you can see, the left hand side is for chatting, while the right pane will tell you who is currently in the chat room. If you wish to make this chat room window pop out, simply click the symbol with the box and arrow. To exit, select the arrow with the door symbol, and to check your options, select the options gear on the right side of the pane. NEXT> If you wish to not see the chat bar at the bottom of the screen, simply click the "Hide Chat" slider, and the box will close. If you have any questions, this is the thread to ask.