Online Videoconference Appointments
Want to talk with a consultant about your piece of writing but can’t make it to the Writing Center? No problem.
Through our appointment system, you can work with a writing consultant anywhere you want (as long as it has a decent internet connection and you have a mic). We call these Online Videoconference Appointments.
- Once you are in the appointment system, select the appropriate schedule from the drop-down menu (either "Undergraduate Student Appointments" or "Graduate Student Appointments")
- Find an available appointment time that works for you and your schedule - remember, for videoconferences you must attend the appointment in real time. Click on the available appointment to select it.
- In the appointment form window, in the block that says "Meet Online?" select "Yes. Schedule Videoconference Appointment."
- You can optionally upload a copy of your draft or any related materials at the bottom of the appointment form. This is not required for a Videoconference appointment.
- Check over the information you provided, then click "Save Appointment."
- A few minutes before your appointment time, log back into the appointment system. We strongly encourage writers to use Mozilla Firefox or Chrome browsers to avoid technical difficulties.
- Find your appointment and click on it to open up the Appointment Form.
- Click on "Start or Join Online Consultation."
- Your consultant will join you online at the start of the consultation. If you don’t immediately see your consultant, wait a few minutes for them to join in case they are having technical difficulties.
- You must have a working microphone to talk with your consultant, and you can also use video and text-chat.
Policies to Know
For Online Video Consultations, you'll need access to a good internet connection. You'll also need a computer that has a microphone and camera so you can meet with your consultant and have a real-time conversation about your writing.
Because these are interactive, collaborative appointments, please make sure you join your videoconference appointment in a setting in which you can focus and engage in a professional, school-related conversation.