Team Talk and Discussion Forums Help

eCYBERMISSION offers several discussion opportunities for Team Advisors, CyberGuides and students through our Discussion Forums and Team Talk Chat sessions. Below is a summary of what each of these communication methods are.

  • General Discussion Forums – There are several public Discussion Forums on the eCYBERMISSION website for Team Advisors and students to participate in, including: "Ask a CyberGuide", Team Advisor’s Forum, Mission Challenge Forums and a Social Forum.
  • Team Discussion Forums – Team Discussion Forums are public forums, viewable by all registered eCYBERMISSION participants. While these forums are exclusively for a specific team to utilize, they are still public. Team Advisors must request a Team Discussion Forum by emailing or calling Mission Control.
  • Team Talk Chat – Team Talk is an online collaboration tool for CyberGuides, Team Advisors and students. It provides users with an avenue to communicate with each other through Instant Messaging and Private Chat Rooms. To participate in a private, password-protected chat, contact Mission Control. You will need to provide the team name and the approved usernames for the chat room. In addition, you will need to provide the password the team will use to access the private team chat.

Accessing and Using Discussion Forums

  1. Log in on the eCYBERMISSION home page.
  2. Select "Forums" on the left tool bar.
  3. Locate the Discussion Forum category that you wish to access and click on the title.
  4. Select a sub topic you are interested and click on the title.
  5. Select "Quick Reply" at the bottom of the screen and a text box will open where you can provide your input to the discussion.
  6. Select "Post" to post your input.

Accessing and Using Team Talk

  1. Log in on the eCYBERMISSION home page.
  2. Select "Team Talk" on the left tool bar.
  3. A new window will pop up with a control panel on the left of the window
  4. Select one of the headings (Online Contacts, Administrators, CyberGuides), to expand the list of people who are available to instant message.
    • Users who are online will show up in bold. Double click their name to send them an instant message.
  5. Select the chat rooms heading to see the list of Private Chat Rooms. To open your Private Chat Room, double click the chat room name and type in your password when prompted. If you do not have a chat room, contact Mission Control to request one.


If you are having trouble getting Team Talk to work on your computer, there are two steps you should take to diagnose and fix the problem. Note: If you are using a Macintosh, we recommend finding an available PC when you need to use Instant Messaging.

  • Enable JavaScript on your Internet Browser.
  • Make sure your Pop-Up Blocker settings allow Instant Messaging.

Additional Support

Please contact the eCYBERMISSION Help Desk with any questions:

By phone: 1-866-GO-CYBER (462-9237)
By email: