Includes a built-in online consultation module, where a student and tutor can meet synchronously online. Both the student and tutor open the appointment when they are ready to meet, and then click on the link to "Start or Join Online Consultation."
Options that you are likely to look for at the start of an Online meeting are:
the text chat on the right side,
a button with two arrows to import/export a document at the top right
audio/video on the left side
With audio/video, you will first need to allow your microphone and camera, and then you can choose to mute or hide audio and/or video. You can also click on the video to make the video larger. (On mobile devices, icons may be at the bottom of the screen.)
PARTICIPANTS IN A MEETING
The icon with a head-and-shoulders symbol and a number shows how many people are connected to the meeting.
IMPORTING OR PASTING TEXT
While you can use the arrows to import a document (for example, an entire paper), we recommend copying/pasting a document to avoid working with complicated formatting in the online consultation module.
At any time after your meeting, you can open your own appointment, click the link to go into your meeting, and then use the "timeslider" clock icon in the row of symbols at the top right to "play back" the session, seeing text changes in the order they happened.
ONLINE CONNECTION DIFFICULTIES
If you have trouble connecting or using audio/video, please try to reestablish your connection so that you can resume your meeting.
You can reconnect to your online meeting by closing the meeting, (reopening your appointment if you have been timed out), and clicking "Start or Join Online Consultation."
If you have trouble with audio/video, make sure you have selected "Yes" or "Allow" or "Share" so that your browser can share your webcam and microphone. If you are not sure, click on the video camera icon. If needed, briefly make sure the camera is turned on for your computer. Try reconnecting, or complete this meeting using the text chat.