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Learning Commons

Online Consulting

The CWU Learning Commons provides one-on-one  consultations for students in online majors and those enrolled at one of our university centers. There are three types of online appointments available:

1. Email consultations (24-48 hour turn-around): As a university center or online student, you can email a draft of your paper, along with your instructor's directions, to onlinetutoring@cwu.edu for review.  A tutor will read your paper, provide helpful notes in the margin, and will often record a screen-cast video for your review.  The tutor will not edit or correct your paper, nor will he/she predict the grade you will receive; however, our tutors are great at giving constructive feedback that will help you become more confident in your own writing skills.

2. Skype - Please email onlinetutoring@cwu.edu to arrange for a Skype consultation. Our Skype address is CWU-UWC.

3. Live "Online Learning Commons" in Canvas: As an online or university center student, you are automatically enrolled in the "Online Learning Commons" course through your CWU Canvas account. "Live" sessions are conducted using Blackboard Collaborate where you and a tutor can view and discuss your writing via screenshare, video, audio, and/or text-chat. Please log in to the "Online Learning Commons" under your Canvas course list, find the tutors' schedule and drop-in hours in the course calendar/scheduler, then simply drop in to Blackboard Collaborate (in the directory on the left side of the course page) during those times.

To help us process your request in a timely manner, please fill out our student information form at bit.ly/OnlineTutoringAppt.

For all appointment requests, please include your student ID, CWU email address (we will not accept gmail, yahoo, etc.), class standing (junior, senior, etc.), registered campus/online, major, course, and professor.

For a brief video orientation to online tutoring, click here.