Updates in IUSM Undergraduate Medical Education
Canvas resources from the University Information Technology Services
The following information was part of an email sent by John Gosney to the Learning Technologies-L listserv. To join the listserv and get regular updates like this in your email, follow the instructions here, https://kb.iu.edu/d/awbu, or send an email request to John Gosney, email@example.com.
As the transition away from Oncourse to Canvas continues, I’d like to quickly highlight some helpful resources, both for those already teaching with Canvas as well as those of you who are preparing to do so:
- Move your Oncourse course site to Canvas with the Migration Tool: the Canvas Migration tool helps you with copying course materials from Oncourse to Canvas. Accessible directly within your Oncourse course site, the tool is capable of copying content from the Oncourse Assignments, Resources, Forums, Gradebook, Tests & Surveys, Modules, and Lessons tools. Learn more: https://kb.iu.edu/d/bfck
Canvas resources from the IU School of Medicine
The School of Medicine will begin hosting regular webinars on various learning technologies. These will be 30-minute presentations on a specific learning technology topic with a question and answer time. The first webinar is below. All IUSM faculty are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Lorie Shuck, Director of Learning Technology for Medical Student Education, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view recordings from past webinars, go to http://medicine.iu.edu/ume/learning-technology/webinar-recordings/
Using the Canvas SpeedGrader for Assignments
Date: Friday, August 28
Time: 12:oo PM – 12:30 PM ET
Would you like to find an easy way to grade student assignments? Built into Canvas is a great tool for grading assignments, called the SpeedGrader. Attend this webinar and discover how you can
- Have students submit electronic documents for assignments
- Grade electronically submitted submissions
- Annotate assignment submissions and provide feedback within Canvas
- Set up and use a rubric while grading assignments
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The following information is provided by our partners in the IT Training division of University Information Technology Services
Kaltura is a cloud-based video management system that can be used by anyone for creating, storing, publishing and streaming videos, video collections, and other types of media. IT Training will be offering a webinar on Kaltura: An Overview on July 14th from 1—2pm. This webinar will show you how to create, upload, manage and distribute media. The system integrates with Canvas, allowing faculty and students to create, upload, and share multimedia content with ease. Ideal for any class structure, Kaltura expands the reach and impact of traditional, web-enhanced, hybrid, flipped, and fully online courses.
With Kaltura, instructors can upload media and record the screen or webcam. These features allow them to:
- Create video assignments
- Increase active learning through guided lessons
- Demonstrate concepts to help students better connect with material
- Jumpstart discussions on course topics and concepts
- Expand opportunities for critical thinking
- Introduce themselves and their course to students before classes start
- Instructors will also have access to a personal media repository, and each course section will have a dedicated media gallery. The gallery will bring ease to instructor/student, student/student, and student/instructor sharing.
What You’ll learn in this webinar
- How to upload and download media in Kaltura
- How to create media in Kaltura
- How to edit media and create thumbnails
- How to attach files to media
- How to create playlists
- How to share media with others
- How to accept submissions from students
- How to work with Mediaspace
You should be familiar with uploading and downloading files on the web to attend this webinar. If you don’t have those skills, consider first taking the workshop, Windows: Basic Computing Skills.
This webinar will be held online using Adobe Connect. You will need working speakers to hear the presenter. It is strongly recommended that you have a high-speed Internet connection to participate in this session. You can access the Adobe Connect room for this workshop at: http://connect.iu.edu/ittraining1
Date: Tuesday, July 14
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM, ET
The following is an announcement from Dr. Jay Hess, Dean of the IU School of Medicine
As one of the nation’s largest medical schools, IU School of Medicine requires a robust infrastructure that will support how we select, matriculate, educate and administer programs to best prepare our students for careers as physicians, research scientists, and healthcare providers.
In examining the current Education Affairs structure, we determined a need to make changes in order to enhance enrollment, centralize curriculum management, and improve program administration in Graduate Medical Education, Medical Student Education, and Health Professions and Pre-doctoral programs.
The restructuring is prompted in part by (more…)
The following is by Michael McKenna, MD, Assistant Dean of Career Mentoring, Associate Pediatric Program Director, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Time never seems to stop here at IUSM. While it seems like Match Day was just yesterday and the graduation festivities for the Class of 2015 are still fresh in our minds, we also have an eye towards Match Day 2016 and the application season that will soon be starting up for the Class of 2016. As such there are some changes to the Letter of Recommendation process that will be taking place that all faculty need to be aware of.
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has decided that starting with the upcoming 2016 Main Residency Match, medical schools will no longer be able to collect, handle or upload letters of recommendation for students. The reason for this change is that (more…)
The School of Medicine is seeking volunteer instructors to facilitate a technique-focused, procedural skills training day for our incoming 3rd year medical students. The objective is to educate all 340+ incoming 3rd year students about common procedural skills before they are encountered during various clinical experiences throughout the state. (more…)
The following was provided by Lisa Christy, in the Office of Medical Student Affairs, email@example.com
The IU School of Medicine has always prided itself on its ability to not only train excellent physicians, residents and fellows, but also in its ability to be a part of the surrounding communities and make a difference in the lives of people across the city, state and the world. Through efforts such as, IU Student Outreach Clinics, Global Health and many other programs, our school has been able to affect change in the lives of thousands of people. (more…)
New Course Equivalency Guideline with Credit Hour Assignments and Contact Hour Targets to Take Effect Academic Year 2015-2016
As was discussed and approved at the March 2015 and May 2015 meetings, the following guidelines address LCME standard 8.7 (Comparability of Education/Assessment): “A medical school ensures that the medical curriculum includes comparable educational experiences and equivalent methods of assessment across all locations within a given course and clerkship to ensure that all medical students achieve the same medical education program objectives.”
The first of these are the (more…)
The following information is provided by our partners in the Learning Technologies division of University Information Technology Services
Kaltura is a cloud-based video management system for storing, publishing, and streaming videos, video collections, and other media. The system integrates with Canvas and Oncourse, allowing faculty and students to create, upload, and share multimedia content with ease. Ideal for any class structure, Kaltura expands the reach and impact of traditional, web-enhanced, hybrid, flipped, and fully online courses.
With Kaltura, instructors can (more…)
As was approved at the April CCSC meeting, the following is an update to the Student Duty Hour Policy. It has been included in the UME Policies as well as in the MSA Student Handbook, and will be disseminated to students through MSA.
Student Duty Hour Policy
This policy is intended to address student duty hours while on clinical rotations (including on-call) at the Indiana University School of Medicine affiliate hospitals and clinical facilities. It is intended to maximize student learning opportunities while balancing their need for clinical experience and exposure. (more…)