Online Consultations

Did you know that Writing Center appointments are available through online options? If you cannot come to The Writing Center for an in-person appointment, you can still choose to meet with us via chat, video in app, or Zoom. All students (including undergraduate, graduate, and Bachelor's Degree for Professionals), faculty, staff, and alumni can utilize our services. Here are a few guidelines and tips for distance learning options.

Step 1: Make an Online Appointment


To begin, every CLU student must first schedule an appointment with The Writing Center:

  1. Log in to MyCLU and click on The Writing Center icon under the Tools & Services tab.
  2. Choose a date, time slot, and consultant foryour appointment. Note that only white time slots are available. Time slots in blue are already taken for in person consultations, while time slots in red are already taken for online consultations.
  3. Click on the open slot and register for the appointment.
  4. Select an option to meet online or in-person. For Online options, choose the "Yes. Schedule online appointment" option under the "Meet Online?" tab.

Step 2: Log In to Your Appointment 

On the day/time of your appointment:

  1. Log in to MyCLU and return to the appointment you made on the WC icon.
  2. Open up the scheduler (the same location you went to make your appointment). The yellow box indicatesyour appointment.
  3. Click on your appointment once again and then, underneath the "Meet Online?" tab, click on "Start or Join Online Session." 
  4. After logging in, you will see a welcome message with a zoom link posted by your consultant.

A separate window will open, and this is where you will meet your consultant. For more information on how to get to this page, 

click "start or join online session"

Step 3: Join the Zoom Meeting 

Once you log into the online portal, your consultant will ask you to join a zoom meeting via a posted link in the writing center chat window. 

  1. Join the zoom meeting by clicking the link posted by your writing consultant. This is where you will meet your consultant.
  2. Once zooom has opened, close the writing center chat window.
  3. begin your synchronous online consultation.

See the video instrudction for accessing your online appointment:

Click zoom like to join

Step 4: Give us Feedback!

Once you have had an online appointment with The Writing Center, we would love to hear about your experience! Please complete the online survey  and let us know how we can improve our services. Thank you!

Online Survey