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When we first left campus in March for Spring Break knowing that we would be resuming services remotely, some of my tutor staff created Discord servers to maintain contact with each other. As the week went on, we decided that we would use it for tutoring as well.
Discord is free and is a robust platform that has allowed us to maintain a remote environment as close to our in-person tutoring as possible. On campus we have two locations- a Reading/Writing Lab and a Math-Science Lab. We created a server for each. We also made a server that functions as the coordinators' meeting space. Tutors have many options for providing assistance. We use voice channels, text only, and screen share. Some tutors share a zoom link if the student prefers that.
Students can access the server on a "walk-in" basis (just like on campus) simply by logging in and asking for help.
One other great advantage of using Discord was our ability to message all the students at once using the @students tag.
We plan to continue using Discord as a remote tutoring option even after we return to our campus services.
Metropolitan Community College courses and student support services are being offered remotely. Although the five MCC campuses and Administrative Center are closed to the public for the time being, the College is open and operating. For more information about MCC, visit mcckc.edu or call 816.604.1000. For the latest on our response to the COVID-19 public health pandemic, visit mcckc.edu/coronavirus.
Lori ElliottLearning Center Supervisor
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Melissa Villalobos <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, June 19, 2020 8:07 AM
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Subject: Using Discord for communicating with Tutoring StaffHello, all!
I hope you are all having a happy Friday!
Do you use discord to maintain communication with your tutoring staff? How did you set it up? How does your student staff use it?
We are looking to put our tutoring services fully online next semester and wanted to explore ways of keeping lines of communication easy, open, and active. We've attempted to use other forms of communication before--GROUPME--and our tutors underutilized it.
Any feedback on this is much appreciated :)
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Melissa Villalobos, M.A.
Assistant Director of Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction
Tutoring and Testing Center
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
Phone: (954) 262-8354, or (800)541-6682 ext. 28354