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COVID-19 Emergency Resources

COVID-19 Emergency Resources

Telemedicine: A Practical Guide for Incorporation into your Practice
CME/MOC Available
Free online curriculum provides guidance to help physicians begin or expand the use of telemedicine, including an educational module on how to interact with patients, perform visits, and conduct appropriate physical examinations through virtual video visits. It also includes timely information about patient care during pandemics and public health crises.

Osmosis Free COVID-19 Educator's Resources Center

  • Links to free on-demand videos on topics including supporting the mental health of students and educators during COVID-19, how to quickly convert your live course into an online course, and how to use Osmosis to support distance learning.
  • A free CME course on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and pathology of COVID-19, and practical clinical skills healthcare workers can learn to remain safe when treating patients.

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resources
The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated drastic changes in medical education. To help family medicine faculty continue to provide quality education to residents and students, while at the same time being attentive to patients and communities, STFM has aggregated resources identified by members and staff.

Clinical Teaching and Learning Experiences without Physical Patient Contact
This resource collection was built in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s significant impact on the teaching and learning of health professionals. Designed by diverse educators, this working collection features clinical learning experiences, which can be readily used or easily adapted for specific, local settings, without the need for physical patient contact.

Telemedicine Articles and Resources

Brightspace Resources to Facilitate Learning

Brightspace Resources to Facilitate Learning

Our learning management system, Brightspace, offers several features that can help you transition your coursework to a digital format.

Discussion Forums

Assignment Submissions
Assignments allow you to assign, collect, and grade work from your learners.

Rubrics allow you to grade assignments submitted in Brightspace.

Microsoft Teams for Small Group Instruction

Microsoft Teams for Small Group Instruction

WebEx for Instruction
Recording Didactic Materials

Recording Didactic Materials

You may be asked or required to record classroom materials for your learners. We recommend using MCW’s Panopto system to make new recordings as Panopto interfaces with our learning management system, Brightspace, to connect learners to videos related to their coursework. If you do not have access to Panopto, we have included instructions to recording your materials via WebEx.



External Partner Resources

External Partner Resources

Stanford's Teach Anywhere Resources

Stanford University has taken the lead on providing resources to higher education instructors on quickly transitioning their classroom materials to a digital format. Feel free to refer to these resources as you work to transition your MCW coursework.

Harvard Resources

Harvard University’s Business Publishing group has offered several resources to support faculty in teaching online. Feel free to use these resources as you deem appropriate for your course.

University of Colorado

Chronicle for Higher Education

University of Texas at Austin – Dell Medical School

International Clinician Educators (ICE)

Strategies for Student Engagement

Strategies for Student Engagement

Read about best practices for delivering content to students who are learning in a classroom distance from where you are teaching. 

Strategies for Student Engagement (PDF)

Tips for Creating an Effective Learning Environment in an Online Course with Sharon B. Buchbinder, RN PhD

Watch the webinar

In this webinar, acclaimed author and experienced online educator, Sharon Buchbinder, RN, PhD, shares her strategies for creating an effective learning environment in an online course.  By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Generate student–faculty contacts
  • Encourage reciprocity and cooperation among student;
  • Apply the principles of effective feedback
  • Emphasize time on task and deadlines
  • Communicate high expectations
  • Create a space for diverse talents and ways of learning
Learn more (PDF)
Department Presentation - Digital Classroom

Department Presentation - Digital Classroom

This brief presentation highlights the technical and practical considerations when preparing to teach in a connected classroom.
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Bidirectional Digital Classroom

Bidirectional Digital Classroom

Get started with teaching in our classrooms connected to the regional offices.
Learn more (PDF)