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Virtual Consultation with a Librarian

How to Access a Virtual Consultation with a Librarian

1. Contact a librarian directly or by emailing to request a virtual consultation.

2. A librarian contact you and provide a link to their virtual office on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. (eCampus login not required.)

3. Type in your name and click on the Join Session button.

4. After joining a session from your computer or mobile device, you will be asked to test your audio and video (microphone and camera). Your microphone and camera will be off when you enter a session but can be turned on at any time during your session. Below are your audio/video options.

Option 1. Audio and Video
Click on the microphone icon and camera icon to share audio and video during your session.

Option 2. Audio Only
Click on the microphone icon (but not the camera icon) to only share audio.

Option 3. Chat Only (No Audio or Video)
Do not click on either the microphone icon or camera icon to leave both audio and video turned off and chat (type text only) in your session. For this option, click on Open Collaborate Panel to the right, select who you want to chat with and begin your chat.

5. When you're ready to end the session, click on the person icon at the bottom of the screen and select Leave Session

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Tutorial

To learn more about using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, click on the Tell Me About Collaborate link (left side menu).

Eastfield Librarians

Judy Bildz
Lead Librarian – Collection Development Lead, Circulation Supervisor
Phone: 972-860-7176
Subject Areas: Arts & Communication; Career Technologies; Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Megan Horlander-Dyer
Librarian – Embedded Librarian Program Lead, Reserves Supervisor 
Phone: 972-860-7174
Subject Areas: Arts & Communication; Social Sciences

Jason Moore
Librarian – Instruction Lead, Reference Lead
Phone: 972-860-7174
Subject Areas: Arts & Communication

Emily Raymond
Librarian – Library Exhibits Lead, Research Guides Lead, Library Social Media Lead
Phone: 972-860-7174
Subject Areas: Arts & Communication; Social Sciences

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