Online Tutoring

Online tutoring is available for free to UNBC students.  This service allows a student to upload a paper directly to the ASC writing tutors in order to receive feedback on their writing.

We provide constructive feedback about your writing, but we cannot help with course content and will not make any predictions about the grade you may receive. The amount of time that a tutor can devote to your paper is equal to the amount of time spent in a face-to-face appointment: thirty minutes to one hour.  Therefore, depending on the length and complexity of your paper, the tutor may not be able to provide feedback on the entire document.

To receive online writing tutoring, please ensure you have enrolled in the ASC Blackboard shell.  It's a self-enrollment process.  If prompted, enter the access code "asc".

Visit this self-enroll link.

If you have difficulty with this link, contact for access.  Include your UNBC Blackboard ID name so that we can manually enroll you.

Once you have enrolled in the ASC Online Tutoring shell, you should be able to access it at any time via

Tutors will spend up to 60 minutes per submission. Submissions will be reviewed in the order that they are received. Please note that while we try to provide feedback within 48 hours, it could take longer during times of high volume.

Step-by-step: How to enroll in ASC online tutoring:

Click on the self-enroll link.

If you receive an "Access Denied" warning as the system detects that you are not enrolled in this course: Ignore it and click "Log in":

You may receive another error here.  If so, log in as per usual:

If prompted, enter the access code "asc":

Success!  Click "OK"

You should now see the ASC tutoring shell (titled "Learning Commons: Writing") in your course list on  You do not need to do the enrollment process again.  Just go to your course list and we will be there.