How it Works for Writing Centers

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Get Started                Respond to Student Drafts             View Analytics

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Get Started

  1. Schedule a demo of WriteLab here.
  2. We will add your institution to Writelab, providing you with a writing center within WriteLab.
 


Invite Tutors

  • (For Admins) Before you start using WriteLab in your Writing Center, your tutors will need accounts.
 
 

View Tutors

  1. Go to the homepage for your writing center.
    • Click Writing Centers and select your writing center from the drop-down menu.
    • Or click the name of your writing center in the center of the page.
  2. On your writing center page, you'll see a list of your tutors. If you have no tutors, you can invite some to join.
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Invite Tutors

  1. From the Writing Center page, click INVITE TUTORS.
  2. Copy and paste or type the email addresses of the people whom you wish to invite.
  3. (Optional) Write a message to accompany the invitation.
  4. (Optional) Check the CC me on the invite emails box if you want WriteLab to send you a copy of the invitation email.
  5. Click Invite.
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Remove Tutors

  1. Check the box next to the name of the tutor whom you wish to remove.
  2. Click REMOVE.
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View and Invite Students

Before you start using WriteLab in your Writing Center, your students will need accounts.

 

VIEW STUDENTS (for admins):

  1. From the writing center page, click the name of the tutor whose students you wish to view.
  2. On the homepage for that tutor, you'll see a list of the tutor's students. If the tutor has no students, you can invite some.
     

INVITE STUDENTS (for tutors):

  1. Click the INVITE STUDENTS button.
  2. Copy and paste or type the email addresses of the people whom you wish to invite.
  3. (Optional) Write a message to accompany the invitation.
  4. (Optional) Check the CC me on the invite emails box if you want to receive a copy of the invitation email.
  5. Click INVITE.
     

REMOVE STUDENTS (for tutors):

  1. Check the box next to the name of the student whom you wish to remove.
  2. Click REMOVE.
     

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Respond to Student Drafts

 

View Student Drafts

(For Tutors) You can view drafts that your students have shared with you.

  1. Click on Writing Centers, then select the name of your writing center to view a list of your students.
  2. Select a student’s name to see the documents they have shared with you.
  3. Click the name of the document to view it.
     
 
 

Review Student Notes

You can also respond to drafts that students have shared with you.

  1. Click Notes from you and others in the Comments Panel. Your notes will appear below.
  2. Select a note to see the corresponding part of your draft, or select the text highlighted by a note.
     
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Make a Note

(For Tutors) You can respond to student drafts using WriteLab’s Notes function.

  1. Highlight the text on which you would like to comment.
  2. Click NOTE in the toolbar under the draft’s title. The notes button is grayed-out (disabled) until you highlight text.
  3. Type your note in the Create Note pop-up window, then click NOTE.
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Edit a Note

  1. Click Notes from you and others in the Comments Panel.
  2. Find the comment you wish to modify, click in the box, and start typing.
  3. When you have finished editing the note, click SAVE.
     
 
 

View Analytics

Watch the story of your students' progress unfold with WriteLab's Analytics. See which comments your students receive, how they interact with WriteLab's feedback, and create custom graphs outfitted with metrics of your choosing.

  1. Open the Writing Centers menu and select your writing center from the drop-down menu to open the writing center's homepage.
  2. Click the ANALYTICS button to view analytics for the writing center.
     
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Use Graph Filters

Use the analytics graph filters to analyze specific areas of your students' progress.

FILTER BY STUDENT

  1. Click on the STUDENT filter.
  2. Select a single student to create a graph that shows his or her individual progress.
  3. Select All Students to view all student progress.

FILTER BY ASSIGNMENT

  1. Click on the ASSIGNMENT filter.
  2. Select an individual assignment to create a graph that shows students' progress across their drafts for a particular assignment.
     

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