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Online Writing Consulting FAQ

How do I make an online session?

  • You will still use the same scheduling website as before. Consultants who will be performing online sessions will have “Face-to-face or online” listed underneath their names. Any open appointment those consultants have can be used as an online session.
  • When scheduling online, please note that online hours are only available through consultants with "Face-to-face or online" listed underneath their names. Please make sure to schedule appointments accordingly as hours are limited.

What will I need?

  • A reliable, high-speed internet connection
  • A computer with Zoom installed
  • A microphone, webcam, or cellular device
  • Zoom (zoom.iu.edu)

How does Zoom work?

  • Zoom is a conferencing tool similar to Skype that enables users to join a meeting room and collaborate on projects. For our online consulting purposes, we utilize the chat feature to share resources, as well as the Share Screen button to view the document clients wish to work on.

How do I get to my online session?

  • On the day and time of your appointment, you’ll go back to our scheduling site, click on your appointment (it should be an orange-ish box) and the link to your meeting room will be listed in the consultant bio section of the appointment box.
  • The link will direct you to another page and ask you to download Zoom if you have not already done so prior to joining the session and then prompt you into the session.

Additional Information

  • Sessions are for 45 minutes.
  • Please have your draft open on your computer at the time of session.
  • An electronic copy of the assignment sheet would also be helpful.
  • If it is not possible for you to meet online during regular hours, it is highly suggested to schedule an appointment at one of our two locations: in the University Library on the 2nd floor or on the 4th floor of Cavanaugh Hall, room 427.
  • We cannot guarantee that special requests can be accommodated.

If there are any questions in regards to using the Zoom program, we suggest you use the following links below:

Zoom Online Links

Getting Started on PC and Mac

Audio, Video, Sharing

Meetings and Webinars

Video Tutorials

The UWC is provided through the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts with support provided by University College and University Library. For more information about our programs, please see our promotional video, email the UWC, call 317-274-2049, visit the IUPUI UWC Facebook page or check out the UWC blog.