|What is the session like?
- You, your tutor and your classmates (in case
you are not taking individual sessions) get
online at the scheduled time from your own computer.
The other people in the meeting will all be
in different locations, but the software allows
you to all work together just as if you were
in the same room. To reserve the time for the
session you should go to your class webpage
and follow the instructions or click
here to schedule an individual session with
- To enter the session, you should download
the online meeting software, which represents
a meeting room with audio feature (you will
need a headset for communicating with your classmates
and tutor), whiteboard and text chat. So you
will have all the necessary tools which are
essential for effective communication with your
tutor and classmates. Click
here to get detailed description of the
software and instructions on how to get and
- After all the participants get together in
the meeting room, your tutor asks everyone if
there are any questions. These could be questions
on general concepts or questions on the homework
assignment. Participants ask their questions
in turn and discuss each question all together.
In case there are no questions, your tutor gives
you problems similar to your homework assignment
and you discuss them all together as well. Any
questions which could arise during the discussion
process are welcomed.
- It is very important to prepare for the sessions,
because if you are not familiar with the material
being discussed, you won't be able to take an
active part in the discussions. If you are not
prepared at all, it is still better to come
to the session than to skip it.
- During the session, you will get answers to
your questions and get a deeper understanding
of the concepts being discussed. If your classmates
are not able to help you with your problem,
your tutor will give an explanation for you
and other participants. If you feel you still
don't understand something after your tutor
has explained it, please ask for further clarification.
- After each session you will be graded according
to the grading system approved by your instructor.
To get a higher grade you should be well prepared
for the session (this doesn't mean that you
should know everything, but you should read
the assigned chapter and try to do your homework)
and actively participate in discussions during
- If you feel that you need the whiteboard content,
you could print it during the session and go
back to it at a later time.
- If you have any questions on this, please