- COVID-19 Emergency Resources
- Brightspace Resources to Facilitate Learning
- Microsoft Teams for Small Group Instruction
- WebEx for Instruction
- Recording Didactic Materials
- External Partner Resources
- Strategies for Student Engagement
- Department Presentation - Digital Classroom
- Bidirectional Digital Classroom
COVID-19 Emergency Resources
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.
- 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.
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
- Telemedicine Training in Undergraduate Medical Education: Mixed-Methods Review
- The feasibility and acceptability of administering a telemedicine objective structured clinical exam as a solution for providing equivalent education to remote and rural learners
- The TeleOSCE: Providing Simulated Telemedicine Training for Medical Students
- An Interdisciplinary, Multi-Institution Telehealth Course for Third-Year Medical Students
- Pilot program trains residents in telemedicine
- Telehealth for the internal medicine resident: A 3-year longitudinal curriculum
- Your Path to Telehealth Success
Brightspace Resources to Facilitate Learning
Our learning management system, Brightspace, offers several features that can help you transition your coursework to a digital format.
Assignments allow you to assign, collect, and grade work from your learners.
Rubrics allow you to grade assignments submitted in Brightspace.
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.
- Panopto Recorder Instructions for Mac (PDF)
- Panopto Recorder Instructions for Windows (PDF)
- Rooms with Panopto Recording Capabilities (PDF)
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 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
University of Texas at Austin – Dell Medical School
- Webinar: Facilitating Small Group Discussions (52 minutes)
International Clinician Educators (ICE)
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.
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