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Updates in IUSM Medical Student Education

Updated Student Clinical Duty Hours Policy

Filed under: Policy Points — guestblogger on June 23, 2016 @ 1:55 pm

The Curriculum Council Steering Committee recently approved a revised and updated version of the Student Duty Hours Policy. This policy goes into effect on the date of this announcement. The full text of the policy can be found at:

Key policy changes:

  • Reorganized and expanded content to comply with IU policy standards
  • Revised time period for averaging duty hours, the number of uninterrupted hours, and the amount of time between the end of one clinical/education day and the next.
  • Updated policies and procedures for logging duty hours, reporting violations, and submitting reports



Curriculum Countdown – Information Sessions for IUSM Faculty and Staff

Filed under: Curriculum Matters — guestblogger on June 16, 2016 @ 10:00 pm


Mark your calendar – first session is Thursday, June 23

Want to know more about progress with the IU School of Medicine’s new curriculum?

Plan to attend one of three information sessions designed to provide up-to-date information about the new curriculum. Hosted by the IUSM curriculum leadership team, the 45-minute session will open with a 15-minute progress overview with the remaining time devoted to Q&A. Faculty and staff at all campuses are invited to attend, and the meetings will be facilitated through Adobe Connect.

The first session will be held at 8 am, Thursday, June 23, with hosts Ann Marie Nelson, D.O., interim assistant dean for curriculum in the clinical sciences, Medical Student Education, and Krista Hoffmann-Longtin, Ph.D., assistant dean for faculty affairs and professional development.

If you are unable to attend on June 23, the session will be offered on two alternate dates:

  • Thursday, June 30; 2 pm – Bradley Allen, M.D., Ph.D., and Maureen Harrington, Ph.D.
  • Thursday, July 7; 4 pm – Derron Bishop, Ph.D., and Ann Marie Nelson, D.O.

To participate, go to
(See instructions below.)

Questions may be submitted in advance at  Questions and responses from all sessions will be compiled and shared in mid-July via InScope and MedNet.


Logging in to the Adobe Connect meeting room 

  • Access the Adobe Connect meeting room 10-15 minutes before the start of the webinar.
  • Point your browser to
  • Log in with your IU user ID and passphrase.


Checking your audio

  • Make sure you can hear the presentation by running the Audio Setup Wizard
  • After you have entered the meeting room, click the Meeting menu at the top of the page
  • Click the Audio Setup Wizard from the list of options
  • Turn your speakers on and complete the wizard.

Note: You do not need a microphone to participate in this webinar. You may use the Chat pod to participate in discussions and to ask questions.


Communicating in the webinar 

  • Type your questions or comments in the Chat pod.


Bid farewell to Oncourse this August

Filed under: Technology Matters — Lorie Shuck on March 9, 2016 @ 8:40 pm

The following is reposted from Inside IU ( If you have questions about the Oncourse retirement or how to migrate your content, contact Lorie Shuck, Director of Learning Technology for Medical Student Education.


Oncourse, IU’s legacy online collaboration and learning environment, will be retired at the end of August. Oncourse has been supporting teaching and learning, committees, projects, research, and portfolios for Indiana University’s community of students, faculty, and staff since 2005.

All Oncourse users should take steps to preserve data (more…)

Academic Calendar for 2016-2017

Filed under: Curriculum Matters — guestblogger on February 19, 2016 @ 5:01 pm

The 2016-2017 IUSM statewide academic calendar, as approved by the Curriculum Council Steering Committee, is now available on the MSE website:

Additions to this calendar will be announced in this same manner and published at the site.


Event: Using the RIME Framework to Evaluate Learning: A Vision for the Future of Assessment

Filed under: Evaluation Matters — Lorie Shuck on February 15, 2016 @ 12:04 pm

Register for the event:


Renowned medical educator Louis N. Pangaro, MD, MACP will host an interactive workshop for the IU School of Medicineon Friday, February 19
on descriptive
evaluation of medical students’ performance. His workshop will focus on a practical method for faculty to gather useful, descriptive, and timely evaluations on medical students’ performance. Live stream details are below.

Dr. Pangaro will employ his RIME framework, a schematic and vocabulary that medical educators can use to observe and evaluate students’ performance, as part of this workshop. Many institutions across the U.S. have adopted this framework to evaluate whether students have achieved the following developmental milestones: (more…)

Updated Electives Policies and Procedures, including New Special Electives Deadlines

Filed under: Policy Points — guestblogger on December 21, 2015 @ 9:46 pm

The CCSC recently approved a revised and updated version of the Electives Policies and Procedures. With the exception of the special electives deadline changes, noted below, these policies and procedures go into effect on the date of this announcement. The full text of the policy can be found at:


Canvas to receive new user interface on December 28th

Filed under: Technology Matters — Lorie Shuck on December 7, 2015 @ 5:23 pm

The following information is from 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,, or send an email request to John Gosney,

On December 28th, Canvas will be updated with a new user interface (more…)

Canvas help resources

Filed under: Technology Matters — Lorie Shuck on August 20, 2015 @ 11:33 am

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,, or send an email request to John Gosney,

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: (more…)

Teaching Professor Tips App

Filed under: Teaching Matters — Sarah Lang on July 7, 2015 @ 5:25 pm

You know that trusted colleague who always has a smart way of solving some of the stickiest teaching problems? The one who’s a rich repository of pedagogically effective techniques, new ideas, strategies that work and pragmatic things you can do in the college classroom?

Now you can access all that knowledge in a free app. (more…)

Kaltura—Manage your videos

Filed under: Technology Matters — Lorie Shuck on June 23, 2015 @ 11:15 am

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. (more…)

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