Access the Writing Center's help through Canvas

Keys on an old-fashion typewriterAt some point mid April, a new course will appear on all student Canvas pages, named the Writing Center Help Desk. Don’t panic! It’s not an actual class, and participation is entirely optional.

Writing Center services are available to everybody, and we wanted to put access right at everyone’s fingertips. If this works well for students, we may continue to use it in the future, in addition to in-person walk-in hours. Let us know how it works for you!

If you open the course, you will find a page with instructions for making appointments. There is also a video you can watch, showing all the steps. No grades, no tests, no quizzes, no class participation – nothing you have to do, so if you’re not a Writing Center user, no worries! You may safely ignore the class.

If, however, you want help with any writing projects, whether they are for a class, a grant application, or any personal projects, we are here to help!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the director of the program, Nora Streed ( or Faculty, staff, and ESL students who wish to make an appointment with Nora can use those emails as well.

Contact: Nora Streed

April 14, 2020

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