How to Create a Google Chat         Account             Dr. Elan Paulson  Brescia University College/The University of    ...
Please Note Before Proceeding!• Using Google Chat to contact your instructor is  entirely voluntary• No tech support will ...
When should I contact my instructor          by Google Chat?• If you live out of town or are otherwise unavailable to  vis...
When should I contact my instructor              in person?• If you are free to visit your instructor during office hours•...
How do I get a Google Chat Account?• 1. Start with a  Google search for  “Gmail” in your  internet browser
2. Sign into your Gmail/Google account, or     Create an Account (and follow the                instructions)
3. Type “Google Chat” in your internet              browser• Or click on the  following link, or cut  and paste into your ...
4. Click “Install Video Chat Plug-in”
5. Wait for the installation to         complete…
6. Watch the Demo Video (it’s short)    or click the Google Mail link
7. When on your email page, click the small   arrow near “Chat” and “Add Contact”          (“paulson.office.hrs”)
8. Send a message with course name and your name in the subject line to paulson.office.hrs@gmail.com (it          may take...
Notes on using Google Chat to Contact           Your Instructor• Your instructor will only be available for Google Chat  d...
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Using google chat to contact instructor

  1. 1. How to Create a Google Chat Account Dr. Elan Paulson Brescia University College/The University of Western Ontario 2011-2012
  2. 2. Please Note Before Proceeding!• Using Google Chat to contact your instructor is entirely voluntary• No tech support will be provided to you in downloading and using Google Chat (beyond this slideshow)• If you are having difficulties downloading or using this application, or if you need to contact your instructor immediately, please visit your instructor in person or send an email
  3. 3. When should I contact my instructor by Google Chat?• If you live out of town or are otherwise unavailable to visit your instructor in person during office hours• If you are unable to schedule an alternative in-person appointment with your professor• If you have a brief question, concern, or need for clarification regarding some aspect of the course• If you are in a group and need direction/ clarification at the same time (and cannot meet in person)• If you already have a Google/Gmail account or are prepared to get one to chat online!
  4. 4. When should I contact my instructor in person?• If you are free to visit your instructor during office hours• If you wish to discuss a graded assignment• If you will need more than 15-20 min. with your instructor• If you have an in-depth question, serious concern, or emergency• If you need to alert your instructor to academic accommodations for medical or bereavement reasons• If for any reason you cannot download or use Google Chat on your computer• It is generally advisable to communicate with your instructor in person directly on course related matters
  5. 5. How do I get a Google Chat Account?• 1. Start with a Google search for “Gmail” in your internet browser
  6. 6. 2. Sign into your Gmail/Google account, or Create an Account (and follow the instructions)
  7. 7. 3. Type “Google Chat” in your internet browser• Or click on the following link, or cut and paste into your browser this address:http://www .google.com/talk/
  8. 8. 4. Click “Install Video Chat Plug-in”
  9. 9. 5. Wait for the installation to complete…
  10. 10. 6. Watch the Demo Video (it’s short) or click the Google Mail link
  11. 11. 7. When on your email page, click the small arrow near “Chat” and “Add Contact” (“paulson.office.hrs”)
  12. 12. 8. Send a message with course name and your name in the subject line to paulson.office.hrs@gmail.com (it may take 5-10 minutes to reach me)
  13. 13. Notes on using Google Chat to Contact Your Instructor• Your instructor will only be available for Google Chat during weekly scheduled office hours (though an online appointment for an alternate time may be made)• Students who visit your instructor during office hours in person will always take priority; please be patient if your instructor does not respond to your Google Chat request right away• For your own safety, Google Chats histories with your professor will be archived• IMPORTANT: Do not use Gmail to contact your instructor  use WebCT mail

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