This site provide resources for advising units seeking to research and implement virtual advising.


NACADA Annual Conference: The Case for Virtual Advising: A New Approach to Applying Technology to Academic Advising

Presented October 7, 2013, 2 to 3 PM at the NACADA Annual Conference in Grand Ballroom H

Any conversation about effective advising must begin with a consideration of how students communicate today. As increasing evidence points to mobile computing and wireless technologies as the preferred method of information dissemination and peer socialization, so too must the landscape of higher education similarly adapt in order to best meet the needs of today’s millennial students. In this session, we will explore the idea of offering advising services online through a virtual meeting format. We will highlight the current virtual advising program being offered by the Fox School of Business at Temple University and how the utilization of web conferencing technology can allow advisors to stay connected with any student – anywhere. Through live demonstration, the benefits and challenges of taking the advising session online are highlighted, inclusive of case studies and specific examples of how this technology is currently being employed on campus. Quality of service, associated costs, and the appeal of virtual advising for non-traditional students will also be discussed.


  • Highlight the current virtual advising program (Julian)
  • How the utilization of web conferencing technology can allow advisors to stay connected with any student (Julian)
  • Appeal of virtual advising for non-traditional students (Elvita and Julian)
  • Benefits and challenges of online advising (Elvita)
  • Associated costs (Julian)
  • Case study/specific examples (Elvita)
  • Tips (Elvita)
  • Live Demo (Elvita and Julian)
  • Quality of service – Survey Results (Elvita)
  • Questions and answers (Elvita & Julian)


How to Author WebEx Videos: a Hands-On Workshop in the Lab

The Fox Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning hosted a workshop about video generation for all faculty and staff on Monday, February 18th.  Presenters Carly Haines, Fox Associate Director of Instructional Design and Chris Miano, Senior Technical Support Specialist discussed the following topics: How to create a Training Session; Audio and Video in WebEx; Participants’ Panel Features; Share My Desktop; Breakout Sessions; and Recording a Session.  View the video capture here.

TU Virtual Advising Training Session 1 – Alter 603

Agenda (11:30 am to 2:30 pm)

  1. Brief Welcome & Introductions (11:30 am to 11:40 am)
  2. Website overview (11:40 am to 11:50 am)
  3. Demonstration (11:50 am to 12:00 pm)
  4. Account log-in & WebEx familiarization (12:00 pm to 12:30 pm)
  5. Lunch on your own (12:30 pm to 1:30 pm)
  6. Advisor practice (1:30 pm to 2:30 pm)