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Creating, Joining & Leaving Channels


A Channel

A channel is a virtual place on IRC where group conversations occur. It is where virtual classes and office hours are conducted. Students join the same channel and see you and the other students, or they meet you in your virtual office. It is the virtual equivalent of going to a physical room on campus.

Anyone can create a new channel, and a channel disappears when the last person on it leaves. Channel names always start with a #. Whenever you refer to a channel's name, use the # as its prefix.

Creating or Joining a Channel

To create or join a channel, simply type /join #channelname. The first person to type /join #channelname creates the channel and becomes the operator and will have a @ in front of their name. You will want to open the channel prior to the designed meeting time to ensure that you are the Op. If a student opens the channel, have them make you an Op

If you are not the first to join the channel, in the channel window that opens you will see an alphabetical list of people that are already on the channel on the right side of the window.

On Channel

In the channel's title bar you will see the channel's name. In the above example, DrShelia created the channel, #DrShelia before Amanda joined the channel.

Leaving a Channel

When you're ready to leave a channel,you can leave in any one of the following ways:
  1. click on the X in the upper-right corner of the channel window
  2. clicking on the icon in the upper-left corner of the channel window to drop down the menu and select Close
  3. use CTRL+F4
  4. type the command: /part #channelname

Leave Channel

You will still remain on the IRC Site and can join other channels.

Leaving mIRC

When ready to leave IRC, you can leave in any one of the following ways:
  1. click on the X in the upper-right corner of the channel window
  2. select File and then Exit from the drop down menu
  3. use ALT+F4
  4. type the command: /quit

Leave mIRC


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