The Zoom chat function during class is great. It allows students to interact with the professor and each other professionally without disrupting the flow of class: “professionally” being the key word.
But, did you know that any chat sent over Zoom will be sent in a transcript to the meeting host – aka your professor – after the session ends? Yes, that includes the private chats!
In order to make the most of our virtual learning experience, we all need to be engaged. That isn’t happening if you’re using class time to chat about unrelated topics. It’s important that we use the chat function exclusively for classroom purposes.
In sum: shoot your shot with the student you’re crushing on… just do so outside of class.