Update to IUP Online Writing Center Scheduling Policy

Posted on 11/1/2012 1:55:59 PM

IUP students can now schedule online tutoring sessions 24 hours in advance.

Students can schedule an appointment for an online session with a trained Writing Center peer tutor on the Meet Us Online page of the Writing Center website. Instructions are available for first-time users.

Online sessions are conducted using Cisco WebEx, a Web-based conferencing platform that allows students and tutors to speak to each other and share their screens. Students can share their paper with a tutor using the screen-share feature, allowing both people to view the document together in real time. The tutor can read the paper, provide verbal comments and suggestions, and help the student revise the paper. The tutor can share his or her screen to provide Web resources or examples as needed.

Communication is live and requires a high-speed Internet connection, a microphone, and speakers or headphones.

The Writing Center