Using WCOnline

WCOnline is the new scheduling system for undergraduate consultations using Zoom or written feedback. This page provides instructions for registering for an account, scheduling a consultation, and attending a Zoom appointment using WCOnline.

If you have questions about using WCOnline, visit our FAQs for Undergraduates web page or email our UWCV Coordinator at [email protected].

If you are a graduate student, visit our UWC for Graduates web page for consultation information.

Registering for an Account

If you are new to the University Writing Center, you will need to register for an account before scheduling a consultation with us. If you have used UWC services in the past, it is likely that you already have an account (set up by us, for past record-keeping purposes) and should have received an email from us with instructions for updating your account. If you need us to resend this email, contact us at [email protected].

To register for an account:

  1. Go to the EMU University Writing Center WCOnline website.
  2. Click on the Register for an account link in the left-hand column.
  3. Complete the form using your emich email address. Be sure to complete all of the required information, set your email and text messaging preferences, and complete the captcha form before moving on.
  4. Click on Complete Registration

Scheduling a Consultation

To either schedule a Zoom appointment or request written feedback (watch a how-to video):

  1. Go to the EMU University Writing Center WCOnline website.
  2. Log in using your emich email account and password. This will take you to the UWC Winter 2021 - Zoom Appointments schedule.
  3. If you would prefer written feedback rather than a Zoom consultation, click the down arrow next to the current week's dates to reveal the drop-down menu and select the UWC Winter 2021 - Written Feedback schedule.
  4. Click the down arrow next to the words "Limit to: -- please select --" to reveal the focus codes drop-down menu.
  5. Select the proper focus code (category) for the type of writing you are doing. (For help deciding upon the proper focus code, see our WCOnline Focus Codes web page.) When you have done so, the list of available consultants best able to help with your writing will appear (one week's worth of Zoom appointments or one day's worth of written feedback slots). 
  6. Choose a consultant to work with and click into a white box next to their name. For Zoom appointments, these white boxes are associated with times; you will be able to schedule appointments up to an hour before it is scheduled to begin. For written feedback, these white boxes are labeled as "slots" and are not associated with a specific time of day. A pop-up window labeled "Create New Appointment" will appear.
  7. Complete the Create New Appointment form. Be sure to complete all required questions, to choose between a half an hour to an hour for Zoom appointments, and to upload your Word document or share your Google document for written feedback requests.
  8. Click Create Appointment. Your window will confirm that the appointment has been created and show you a summary of your responses.
  9. Click on Close Window or, if you find it necessary to make changes, Edit Appointment.

Attending a Zoom Appointment

To attend a scheduled Zoom appointment:

  1. When it is time for your appointment, go to the EMU University Writing Center WCOnline website.
  2. Log in using your emich email account and password. This will take you to the UWC Winter 2021 - Zoom Appointments schedule. 
  3. Hover over the white down arrow next to the "Welcome, [Your Name]" message on the left of the screen. A menu of options will appear.
  4. Hover over My Appointments. A list of your upcoming appointments will appear in a menu to the right.
  5. Click on the correct date and time of the appointment.
  6. Click on the Zoom room link next to LOCATION:, in the gray box that provides the Staff/Resource biography. This will take you to your consultant's Zoom room, where they will admit you for your appointment.

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