If you are unable to visit the writing center in person, but would like to have a virtual consultation, in real time, with a writing tutor, you should choose to make an "online appointment".
How to make an online appointment:
1. Log in to wconline and choose the writing tutoring schedule (or the oral communication consultants schedule if you want an appointment to review a speech or presentation). Under the tutors' names, choose one who has "online" listed as a tutoring option. Find an open timeslot with that tutor, and click it.
2. When the appointment box opens, you will see a "Meet online?" option below the client information box. Choose "Yes--schedule online appointment". Complete the rest of the appointment form.
3. At your appointment start time (or a few minutes before) log in to Wconline and click on your appointment. You will see a prompt in red letters to start or join an online conversation. Click it. You will be taken to your appointment space.
If the device you are using has a camera, you will be prompted to allow wconline to access it. You may choose to do so in order to use video and audio to talk with your tutor, or you may decline, and just use the chat feature at the right of the screen and the "whiteboard" area in the middle of the screen to communicate with your tutor. Your tutor will tell you how they want you to share your draft with them--importing the whole document or copying and pasting it onto the whiteboard.
The chat and whiteboard will save to your appointment, so you can go back to your appointment later to see what you and your tutor accomplished! You can also click on the clock icon at the top right of the whiteboard to see additions and changes you and your tutor made to text during your session replayed on your screen in the order they happened.
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