1. The first step is to Register for an account at https://mcphs.mywconline.com using your university email address
2. Once you have registered, you may log into the Writing Center Schedule. You will see a screen showing the tutors and their availability. Appointments are hour-long blocs. You can select future weeks at the top of the page, under the current date range.
WAITLIST: If you do not see an appointment that matches your availability, you can sign up for the waitlist (under "Area Tools" on the upper right side of the window).
MCPHS students may reserve online Writing Center appointments. These appointments require access to a desktop or laptop computer with a strong internet connection. Once the tutoring session begins, you may choose to proceed via text-only chat, audio-only, or with video. If you would like to use the audio/video options, please see the "Using Audio and Video Functions" section of this guide.
1. Once you have logged into the Writing Center schedule at mcphs.mywconline.com, you may select an available appointment (white box). Tutors who are available for online appointments will have "Online" after their name. Once you click on the white box on the day and time that you'd like your appointment, a pop-up window will open. In the middle of the pop-up appointment form is the question “Meet Online?” From that window, select “Yes – Schedule Online Appointment” and enter your course, instructor, what you'd like to work on, and any attachments (e.g., a rubric, the assignment, your draft):
2. Approximately five minutes prior to your appointment, log back into the appointment schedule and open your appointment that appears in yellow. Click on the red “Start or Join Online Consultation” link in the center of the appointment form:
3. A new window will open. The large space on the left is the text editing screen, and the right side of the screen has a narrow column that allows you to chat with the tutor. If you choose a video appointment, the video screens will appear to the left (see "Using Audio and Video" section).
4. You will be instructed to upload your draft. You can either copy your text and paste it into the screen to the left, or you can use the box with two arrows above the chat box to upload the document:
5. Once your draft appears, your tutor will orient you to how the session will proceed based upon your writing concerns. You may both write in the draft to the left and converse about the feedback in the chat box on the right:
6. At the end of the session, you may close the window. All of the work will be saved until the end of the semester. Whenever you wish to access the feedback, just return to the original appointment and follow Step #2.