Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Suburban Campus Writing Groups: Update for Online Group

Writing Groups at the suburban campuses will begin this Saturday, January 18. Writing Groups are an opportunity for SNL students to give and receive feedback on their work. The groups are facilitated by a highly qualified UCWbL tutor, but the emphasis is on creating a collaborative learning environment rather than on individual tutoring sessions. Click here for more information on the Writing Groups. 

Update: An online Writing Group will also be offered this quarter. Detailed instructions are given below; you can also contact Edward Evins ( for more information. 

Suburban Campus Writing Groups - Winter Quarter 2014

Writing Group Facilitator: Marianne
Start date: 1-18-2014
Time: Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Room: 119

Oak Forest
Writing Group Facilitator: Kevin
Start date: 1-18-2014
Time: Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Room: TBD – Ask Receptionist

Writing Group Leader: Amanda
Start date: 1-18-2014
Time: Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Room: 303

Online Writing Group
Writing Group Facilitator: Edward Evans
Start date: 1-18-2014
When: Saturdays, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Online - Google Hangouts

1. To join the group, contact the Writing Group facilitator, Edward Evans, Make sure to provide the facilitator with your name and email address.

2. Check your Inbox for an email from your facilitator. It will include an invite to join the videoconference session. 

3. Click on the URL (NOTE: this link will redirect you to Google+)

4. If you don't have a Google+ account, you will be asked to create one (NOTE: for time purposes, please skip all the additional steps while creating your account).

5. Once you're all set, a notification will pop up on your screen asking you to join the session created by your facilitator. Click "Join" and you'll be online with your facilitator and other participants. 

6. Once you're live, notice on the left side a list of things you can do during the videoconference. Screenshare will be particularly handy, as it will enable you to share with your facilitator your desktop and/or desired resources (websites, Word documents, etc.).

7. If you feel uncomfortable sharing your live picture, you can always disable your camera by clicking on the appropriate icon on the upper right bar. Please let your facilitator know about this prior to turning your camera off for the session.

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