The following is the transcript for the “Introduction to Online Training” video that consultants received at the beginning of Asynchronous Online Training. To protect consultant and student privacy, the video cannot be shared publicly at this time.

Video Transcript

[Jenelle] Hi, everyone!

Welcome to online training! If you don’t already know me, I’m Jenelle, and I’m the Coordinator for Technology and Accessibility. I coordinate everything for our online appointments, including training, scheduling, and handling student concerns.

One fun fact about me is that I love dinosaurs. [cut to Jenelle in a dinosaur mask] [cut back] Maybe a little too much. So you will see a lot of dinosaur memes and references throughout training. I don’t apologize.

So, online training is a bit different this year. Before, online training consisted of several in-person meetings and some homework. However, previous consultants told me that they would have preferred to complete some of these activities on their own. So I’m giving that a try this year, and you can let me know how it goes.

This version of online training asks you to do some activities on your own time, with only one group meeting to check in and have discussion. Online training instructions will include a combination of videos and textual instructions. All of the videos have edited closed captions and transcripts, if you would prefer just to read. If any of the instructions or activities are unclear while you’re going through training, please email me and let me know.

To move forward with training, your first task is to login to our general email account for online consulting. I will walk you through those steps now.

I suggest using Google Chrome to access our email account, because some features of Gmail and Google Drive don’t work well with Firefox or other browsers. If you don’t already have Google Chrome, you can download it by going to

Now some of you may already use Google Chrome for your personal email account. If this applies to you, please note that you do not need to log out of your personal account in order to login to the writing center account. Instead, you can use what’s called an “incognito” window. To do this,

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner
  3. Select “new incognito window”

When you’re ready to login, use the following login information [removed from this transcript for privacy].

After you have logged in, click the email icon in the left navigation pane. Now, you are in the writing center email account, which I will further introduce and explain in a later video. For now, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the left of the inbox for a list of folders
  2. Select the folder titled “Consultants,” if it hasn’t already been selected
  3. Then, look for the sub-folder that has your name on it. I’ll go to my own folder.
  4. Click on the email titled “Module 1.” To complete Module 1, just follow the list of activities explained in this email.

For each module, I will send you an email just like this and place this in your folder in the writing center email account. This email will have your to-do list of activities. The email will link to any videos or documents that you need for that module.

If you have any questions at any point during training, please email me. My email address is on the original email that sent this video.

I look forward to meeting you all at our check-in meeting! Bye!