Online tutorials

We offer tutorials via Zoom

Uppsala University uses the Zoom platform for distance teaching. You can find information about how to activate, download and log in here: Zoom for students.

Before your scheduled meeting, your tutor at the Language Workshop will send a link to the meeting to your e-mail address. When it is time for your meeting, click on the link, which will take you to the “Zoom room” where your tutor will be waiting for you. You can also click on the link ahead of time to test your microphone and camera in the Zoom room where the tutorial will take place. We recommend that you do this.
 
Your tutor will use Zoom’s “Share Screen” function, which will allow you to work with your text from the tutor’s desktop.

Before the online tutorial

To get the most out of the tutorial, we ask that you make some preparations. You can find more information about how to prepare for both on-campus and online tutorials here. For online tutorials, we ask that you also check the settings in Zoom and find a place where you can take part in the meeting without being disturbed.

Please consider the following in preparation for your online tutorial:

  • Make sure that you have a stable internet connection. Sit near your router or in a place with a strong WiFi connection. If you are using a laptop, make sure that the battery is charged.
  • If possible, use a computer with a camera so that you and your tutor can see each other.
  • Minimize any sounds or light that may disturb the tutorial. Avoid venues with background noise. 
  • Turn off the sound on your phone.
  • If possible, use a headset for optimal sound.
  • You will need to be able to focus – we recommend that you try to find a place to sit by yourself, alone in a quiet room, if possible.
  • Our tutorials are one hour long, so do make sure you have one full hour set aside.
  • Make sure you have everything you need – a notepad, pen, your text, etc.

Last modified: 2021-06-10