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Online Speaking Lab

The Online Speaking Lab (OSL) offers Presentation and Conversation speaking practice Monday through Friday.

You will meet your tutor in an Adobe Connect Meeting Room. See the Adobe Connect page to learn details about the Meeting Room.

The Online Speaking Lab is open during Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters. Here is the Current Online Speaking Lab appointment schedule. Please watch the video below to learn more about the Online Speaking Lab.

Making and Cancelling Appointments

  • Students can schedule up to two appointments per week. Appointments can be made up to 2 weeks in advance, but you must make an appointment at least 1 hour before the appointment is scheduled to begin. You must make an appointment to meet with an Online Speaking Lab Tutor. There are NO drop-in appointments. Each appointment lasts 50 minutes. Please watch the video below to learn how to make an appointment in the Online Speaking Lab on TutorTrac.

  • It is only possible to cancel an appointment 3 hours before it starts. All cancellations must be made online at this URL. If you try to cancel your appointment less than 3 hours before it starts, you will NOT be able to cancel it and it will count as a missed appointment.

  • If you miss an appointment, it will be counted as a missed or a no show appointment. Students with a total of 3 missed appointments may not be allowed to make appointments in the Online Speaking Lab for the rest of the semester.

You can also follow the steps and screenshots below to learn how to make an appointment in the Online Speaking Lab.

How to make an appointment with an Online Speaking Lab tutor

The Online Speaking Lab uses the same appointment software that the on campus labs use.

  1. Go to https://tutortrac.academyart.edu/TracWeb40/default.html
    (Use the Firefox web browser.) Enter your Student Service User Name and Password and login.
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2. Click on the "Search Availability" button.

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3. From the "Center" dropdown menu, select Online Speaking Lab.

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4. Select an available appointment from the right column. If nothing is available, go back and search for a different Reason.

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5. When you make an appointment in the Appointment Entry dialog box, it's very important that you complete the Notes text area and click Save.
Please remember to add information to the Notes text box such as what you would like to dicuss during the conversation or details about the presentation you will be practicing. For example, if you want to practice a presentation for a class, please give the class name and number and a brief assignment description in the Notes text area.

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You will meet your tutor in an Adobe Connect Meeting Room. See the Adobe Connect page to learn details about the Meeting Room.