Student Success Center



The CommLab provides students practical feedback and resources for improving oral and group presentations. By visiting the CommLab, students can gain valuable insight and develop the necessary skills to become successful speakers.

Virtual Tutoring

The CommLab will offer only virtual tutoring appointments for the summer semester. Our virtual appointments will be asynchronous, meaning you will send in your speech/outline and a Peer Leader will read it and email you with comments. Here is everything you need to know:

How do I schedule my online CommLab appointment?

Make an appointment online at

When making an appointment, select CommLab as Category, and Comm Virtual Tutoring as Activity.

After scheduling the appointment, wait for your confirmation email. Click on the link in the email to fill out a short form and upload assignment.

What do I need to send to my tutor?

After scheduling your appointment, you’ll receive an email confirmation with a Qualtrics survey. Please answer the questions in the survey to give your tutor an idea of what you’d like help with. You’ll also attach your speech to the survey. If you have any questions during the process, you can send an email to [email protected]

What if I forget to take my survey?

If your tutor does not have your survey with your speech attached, you will be considered a no-show to your appointment.

When will I get feedback on my speech?

Your tutor will read your outline or review your speech and write feedback during the scheduled appointment time. You should expect to receive an email to your UTD account within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment. For instance, if your appointment is scheduled for Tuesday at 1:00pm, then you should receive feedback by Wednesday at 1:00pm.

How can I pull my extra credit report for my virtual appointment?

 CommLab management will manually enter your sign-in and sign-out time after your scheduled appointment time. You will be able to pull an extra credit report by following the instructions listed on the Students Guide to Generating Reports (linked at the right). Please allow 48 hours before checking for your extra credit report. If you have any issues, email [email protected]

Meet Your CommLab Leaders
View a roster of this semester’s CommLab Leaders.

CommLab Resources
Download printable guides and tips about the speech-making process.


[email protected]

McDermott Library First Floor
MC 1.310

Summer 2020 Hours

May 26-August 4
Monday & Wednesday: 1-4pm
Tuesday: 10am-2pm

Make an Appointment
Cancellation — Please cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Students who are more than 10 minutes late will have their appointments canceled.

Students Guide to Generating Reports