Encourage your students to utilize the Communication Center by including a brief description of our resources in your syllabus or on Canvas. You can copy and paste from below or create your own. 

The Communication Center (Fall 2020 COVID-19)

The Communication Center will be operating digitally for the Fall 2020 semester. They can help you with speech preparation, how to record presentations online, best practices for delivering online or digital presentations, group presentations, MREST, job interview, group communication or any communication need. They offer three main ways to receive support digitally and online: 

First, you can make a live, synchronous appointment just like you would have if we were operating physically. You will meet with a communication consultant live via the online appointment scheduler, instructions are here, https://www.jmu.edu/commcenter/appointments.shtml. Appointments are 30 or 60 minutes and you can use audio/video to brainstorm, share ideas, receive feedback, practice, and even record your presentation. Second, you can email us with questions and for feedback via commcenter@jmu.edu. We typically get back to you within one business day. Third, you can utilize any of the resources we have online like videos, tipsheets, and more, https://www.jmu.edu/commcenter/presentation-support/index.shtml. Visit their website to learn more! (www.jmu.edu/commcenter)

The Communication Center

For assistance with your speech, group presentation, MREST, job interview, group communication or any communication needs - consider using the Communication Center. They are located in the Student Success Center, on the first floor in 1155. Their peer tutors can work with you to prepare or rehearse your project. Think of them as your first audience, providing qualified feedback that helps you refine your ideas, increase your confidence and improve your delivery. The Communication Center has practice rooms, projectors and recording equipment that allows you to evaluate your progress in a simulated classroom environment. Visit their website (www.jmu.edu/commcenter) to make an appointment or utilize their resources.

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