How to schedule an appointment online

Step-by-step Instructions for Online Language Tutoring

In compliance with UVU's efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Language lab will only offer online tutoring sessions for the remainder of Summer 2020 and the Fall 2020 semester. Students may only book two appointments per week. We will be using Microsoft Teams for all tutoring appointments. Please because familiar with Teams before booking your appointments. 

 

  1. Schedule an appointment normally through the Language Lab main page
    1. You must enter your UVU outlook email and your student ID when signing up for an appointment.
      1. If you are setting up a group chat, be sure to include the student IDs for all of the students who will be in the meeting. 
      2. Put this information in the "Group Size" box in the appointment form.
  2. Immediately after you set your appointment
    1. Look for an email from your tutor through Outlook (your @uvu.edu account). You will see an invitation from your tutor to accept an invitation to a Microsoft Teams meeting. 
    2. Click on the green check mark next to the email to accept the invitation to the meeting.
  3. Opening the tutoring session
    1. Make sure you are connected to stable internet. Hardwired, ethernet connection to a desktop computer is ideal.
    2. Open up Teams through teams.microsoft.com. It isn't necessary to down Teams to your device. You can log in with your UVU account through the website.
    3. Click the "Calendar" tab on the left side of the screen. 
    4. Find your appointment on the calendar and click on it a few minutes before your session will start.
  4.  Conducting the tutoring session
    1. Make sure that your video and audio are enabled.
  5. Closing the tutoring session
    1. Close out the session as it ends. 

Students may only book a maximum of two appointments per week

F.A.Q.

     Q: Can I enter any email account when I make an appointment?

     A: No. You must use your @uvu.edu email account. This is an issue of licensing using Teams. If you aren't getting links for your appointments, this should be the first thing you check. 

 

     Q: Why can't I book more than two sessions a week?

     A: This is the policy we have adopted to balance tutor availablity and student demand. Tutors and languages easily become bottlenecked during busy times of the semester, and it is unfair to other students to allow anyone more than two sessions a week. If you do set up more than two session a week, extra sessions will be removed. 

 

     Q: If I am an ASL student, can I use the ASL Lab?

     A: The ASL Lab is closed for the summer, but will be open to upper division students in Fall 2020. Stay tuned for social distancing and safety guidelines for the ASL Lab.

 

     Q: Will there by face to face tutoring in Fall 2020?

     A: No. However, we will offer online tutoring for all languages with all of our current tutoring staff.