The Communication Lab

The Communication Lab

A dedicated lab and study space for students studying Communication

The Communication Lab

WELCOME!  The Communication Lab offers tutoring and resources for students currently enrolled in Communication classes.  Our goal is to support students’ academic achievement and success by providing an inclusive and accessible learning environment where students, tutors, and faculty can study and share communication concepts and ideas.

Communication Lab Online Tutoring

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Communication Lab Tutoring 

Appointments | Drop-in | Email

Support at Any Stage of the Learning Process

  • Review Assignment Instructions
  • Brainstorm and Plan
  • Create Outlines
  • Discuss course concepts, topics, and terms
  • Research and Navigate the Library Database
  • APA Format & Citations
  • Study Strategies and Test/Exam Preparation
  • Presentation Preparation and Rehearsal
  • Ask Questions
  • Leave with a plan for next steps

Communication Lab Tutoring 

One-on-one and group tutorial support. Communication Lab Tutoring is available to any student currently enrolled in a Communication course at SBCC. Online tutoring is provided by Michelle (Communication Lab Teaching Assistant) via Zoom or google products (gmail, gchat). Google suite is included with all SBCC pipeline accounts, and Zoom is free to install. In addition to tutoring, LTA office hours are available. Click here for more information. 

Tutoring for Fall 2021 will begin on Monday, August 30 and end on Friday, December 3. * Please note that Communication Lab tutoring will not be available October 4-8. 

*Additional tutorial support is available. Please visit The Writing Center for help with any assignment that involves writing. If you need support doing research (for example, locating journal articles), please visit the library and use the chat feature to connect with a librarian. If you need technical support using Canvas, google docs, or other computer-based resources, please visit one of the computer tutors at the LRC Computer Lab

Make an appointment

Make an Appointment

View the complete tutoring and LTA office hours schedule here.

  • Students are required to use their pipeline email to reserve a tutoring slot. 
  • Please book only one tutoring appointment at a time. If you need assistance making an appointment, please feel free to email Michelle at mmdetorie@pipeline.sbcc.edu
  • Please complete the Tutoring intake form prior to your visit.
  • The tutor will contact you via email or chat at your appointment time, and will send a zoom meeting link.
  • Additional times available by request; email mmdetorie@pipeline.sbcc.edu
Drop in tutoring

Drop-in tutoring (no appointment needed)

Drop-in Tutoring on TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, and THURSDAYS

Drop-in Tutoring on FRIDAYS

  • Online Drop-in Tutoring (no appointment needed) is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays via Zoom.  Students will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • The links above will take you to the zoom invitation and link to join. The link to join will take you to the waiting room.  Please access the links while logged in to your pipeline account. This allows the LTA to identify you. The LTA will admit students individually or by group (for group tutoring), in order of arrival. 
  • Please complete the Tutoring intake form prior to your visit.
  • If you have any issues accessing the zoom tutoring rooms, please email Michelle or send a chat message to Michelle at mmdetorie@pipeline.sbcc.edu
email your tutor

Email your tutor

 Email your questions to Michelle at mmdetorie@pipeline.sbcc.edu

  • This option allows you to email your questions directly to the tutor at any time. 
  • You may also share what you are working on with the tutor via the share feature in google docs. You can use the comment feature to ask the tutor questions about specific parts of your work.
  • Please complete the Tutoring intake form when you email the tutor.

ADDITIONAL ONLINE RESOURCES 

Virtual Communication Lab in Canvas

Virtual Communication Lab in Canvas

  • Students can self-enroll in our Virtual Lab in Canvas by clicking here, and then selecting the "join this course" button. * Enrolled students will have a Communication Lab course card added to their Canvas Dashboard, allowing easy access to the lab at any time.  
    *If you are not already logged into Pipeline, you will be prompted to enter your pipeline credentials.   

 Communication Studies Research Guides

Technology Resources and Distance Education:

Writing and Citation:

 

 

 

SBCC Storytime

SBCC Storytime Project

 

The Sigma Chi Eta Communication Honor Society invites you to join us for the SBCC Storytime Project!  At a time when so many children in our community remain at home, we hope to provide a way to share the love of reading with the younger members of our SBCC family and bring some joy to those who are working so hard managing the demands of school, work and family right now. Throughout the semester, we will be releasing fun and culturally inclusive stories read by our own SBCC faculty, staff and students. Children and parents who tune in for SBCC Storytime are eligible to enter to win a copy of some of the wonderful books we will be sharing this semester!  

Please invite the children you know who are part of our SBCC family to join the fun!  See below for a link to the SBCC Storytime playlist, a short promotional video explaining the project and a promotional flyer. SBCC Storytime will also be featured on the SBCC library website as well as on the Communication Lab webpage.  Check back throughout the semester as more great stories are added! This project is funded by a grant from the National Communication Association.

 


 

Contact

In-person services (Currently unavailable due to Covid-19)

WELCOME!  

The Communication Lab provides study space, computers and printing, tutoring, and resources for students currently enrolled in Communication courses.  Our goal is to support students’ academic achievement and success by providing an inclusive and accessible learning environment where students, tutors, and faculty can study and share communication concepts and ideas.  

Hours and Location

Business Communication Building

Summer 2021 Hours

    All services are currently being offered online.             Please explore our online options for support.  

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Location

  All online for Summer 2021.  Students can self-enroll in our Virtual Lab in Canvas by clicking the link here, and then selecting the "join this course" button.        

 

Please review the information below prior to using the Lab for the first time.

Communication Lab Resources

Resources to support your success.

study space

Study Space

A space to support learning

 Our goal is to provide an accessible and inclusive space for learning. 

reserve materials

Reserve Materials and Course Texts

Textbooks, Sample Papers, Practice Exams

Course texts and instructor reserve materials are available to borrow for use while in the lab.

Tutoring

Tutoring 

Support at any stage of the learning process

One-on-one and group tutorial support.

Students may make an appointment or drop-in.

 

 
taping rooms

Taping Rooms 

Taping rooms may be used for studying, recording assignments on Webcam, or group work.  

You may reserve a Taping Room in advance by phone or in person.

Taping Room reservations are held for 5 minutes.  If late, you lose your reservation. Taping rooms are to be used by the same person(s) for no more than one hour at a time.

If you are recording on the Webcam, please follow instructions. Click here to view the instructions. Instructions for operating the Webcams are also posted in the Taping Rooms. If you need help, please ask for assistance.

computers and chromebooks

Computers and Chromebooks

The Lab has 18 computers and 5 chromebooks

You will need to log on to the computers using your pipeline credentials.

Chromebooks may be checked out at the front desk with your student ID.

print copy scan

Print, Copy, Scan

There is a uniflow printer/copier/scanner available in the Lab.

You will need money on your Student Photo ID card to pay for printing

Log in to your campus ID card account on pipeline to add funds for printing.

Mobile Printing Instructions

 

 

Guidelines for Lab Use

 Check in with Student Id

  PLEASE, no food in the Lab. Drinks are okay as long as they have a lid.

 Please do not remove Lab materials (journals, textbooks or sample exams and papers) from the Lab.

  The lab provides a supportive environment for learning. Please be courteous while using the lab.

  • The Communication Lab is a dedicated lab and study space for communication students. Please use the Learning Resources Center or Library computers for other class assignments or personal email.
  • Check in at the front desk with your Student Photo ID card.  
  • PLEASE, no food in the Lab. Drinks are permitted as long as they have a lid.
  • Do not remove Lab materials (journals, textbooks or sample exams and papers) from the Lab.
  • The lab provides a supportive environment for learning. Please be courteous while using the lab.
online resources

Resources 

to Support

Your Success

 

 

 

 

Federal Work Study Employment Opportunity 

Contact

  • If you have questions about the Communication Lab or its resources, please feel free to contact Michelle Detorie.

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