Event Content Tab
The content tab of an event page is where you can provide learners with details about the contents of the event.
The first several fields on the page (date, time, duration, and location) are controlled on the event setup page and only displayed on the event content page.
Complete the remaining required information noting the following:
- Associated Faculty: In this section any associated faculty will display. If the required database settings are enabled (events_teaching_minutes_enabled and events_teaching_minutes_self_edit_enabled), you can allow faculty to record or adjust their teaching minutes here. Faculty will only be able to adjust their own teaching minutes, with the exception of a course director who can adjust minutes for others.
- Event Types: You can edit the event types of the content page (this allows faculty to adjust the event types in their events if you allow them to). Note that you cannot adjust the event duration on this page; if you change the event types their total time must equal the original duration. (In default Elentra faculty can adjust the learning event types in their own teaching events. This can be disabled if you only want administrative staff to have that ability.)
- Medbiq Resources: If you are using the Curriculum Inventory Reporting Tool or your organisation is tracking Medbiquitous information you can select a MedBiquitous resource from the dropdown menu. (The list of MedBiquitous Instructional Methods can be configured in Admin>System Settings.) This information will not be visible to learners on the event page but will be reported in the Curriculum Inventory Reporting Tool.
- If you have mapped your learning event types to MedBiq resources the mapped resources will display automatically. They can be removed from the event by clicking the small 'x'.
- Medbiq Assessment Methods: If you are using the Curriculum Inventory Reporting Tool or your organization is tracking MedBiquitous information you can select a MedBiquitous assessment method from the dropdown menu. (The list of Medbiquitous Instructional Methods can be configured in Admin>System Settings.) This information will not be visible to learners on the event page but will be reported in the Curriculum Inventory Reporting Tool.
- If you have mapped your learning event types to MedBiq assessment methods the mapped resources will display automatically. They can be removed from the event by clicking the small 'x'.
- Event Description: Provide details about the event here. This information will be visible to learners on the event page and will also appear in Curriculum Search results and some reports (Curriculum Review Report, Course Summary Report). Note that this a rich text editor and you can embed media, change the font, etc.
- Required Preparation: Provide details about what learners should do to prepare for this event. This information will be visible to learners on the event page and when they preview events from the dashboard calendar.
- Event Keywords: This is an optional feature that can be turned on or off in your installation. Once on, it can be used to map Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) keywords to a learning event. Keywords will be displayed to the learner on the event page. If you have an organization specific list of keywords it is suggested that you build it as a curriculum tag set. The keywords feature is specific to MeSH terms. Keywords are not reflected in Curriculum Search results.
Indicate which curriculum tags are addressed in this event using the curriculum tag selector.
- The Mapping Drawer will likely be open when you land on the page, but if not, click the green arrow to open it.
- The list of curriculum tags will automatically be filtered to the course and curriculum period the event belongs to. Optionally remove the course filter to see all tags, or switch courses to view a different subset of tags. (See additional setting option below.)
- Click the three dots to open and close the filter selector.
- Curriculum tags assigned to the course will display on the list individually if they were assigned to the course individually, or under their tag set name if they were added as a set.
- Click the Back button at the top left of the mapping drawer to go back a level.
- Click the green add icon to assign a tag to the event. Assigned tags will display on the right side under the Associated Curriculum Tags list.
- Once a tag is assigned to an event you can optionally provide sessional free-text objective details for that tag. Information entered here will display to learners.
- To remove a tag from an event, click the red x on the tag card.
- To remove all tags assigned to an event, click the red x at the very bottom of the list.
If your organization's curriculum framework means that you have no need to apply the same tags assigned to a course to events, you can optionally use a database setting to turn off the automatic course filter view on the curriculum tag selector (event_objectives_filter_by_course). This will allow you to access a list of all curriculum tags with fewer clicks.
If you choose to, you can contextually link an assigned curriculum tag it to another curriculum tag. We call this context-based linking. You are essentially saying that in the context of this event, this tag maps to this tag. For example, for a specific event, "Take a history" may map to "pediatric patient" or "geriatric patient." Other examples of curriculum tags people contextually link to are integrated threads, disciplines, Bloom's taxonomy, CanMEDS roles (if not included in their objectives already), etc. Context-based linkages are not used by all organizations and are not required.
- Context-based linkages DO NOT depend on the allowable mapping configurations set in Manage Curriculum for each tag set. You will be able to access any curriculum tag set when contextually linking.
- Context-based linkages are not stored in Admin > Manage Curriculum and will not display there.
How to contextually link assigned curriculum tags to other tags
- Click the link icon on an assigned curriculum tag.
- The curriculum tag selector will open a drawer on the left specific to this contextually linked tag.
- Search for the tag to select and click the green add button.
- The contextually linked tag will display under the assigned curriculum tag.
- To remove a contextually linked tag, click the 'x' beside the tag name.
- To remove all contextually linked tags click the eraser icon and confirm your choice.
- Close the contextual link mapping drawer to return to assigning tags to the event.
Example of a curriculum tag (EC 1) contextually linked to Advocacy
If you want to delay the release of the event objectives, check the hyperlinked text "release all objectives now." This will open a menu from which you can select to delay the release of all objectives or never release the objectives. If you select delay, you will be prompted to enter a release date and time. This may be useful in the case of TBL or similar case-based learning.
Input screen for delayed release of objectives
This is an optional field that can be turned on or off in your installation using a database setting (events_freetext_objectives_enabled). If on, it allows faculty to type in objectives relevant to the event. These objectives will be displayed on the learner view of the event page and can also be viewed across an entire course using the Curriculum Review Report.
To add resources to an event you have two options: a Quick Add drag and drop tool and the regular Add a Resource tool. The Quick Add tool is useful for files, whereas the the regular tool allows you to add different types of resources.
Use the Quick Add tool by dragging and dropping resources into the greyed out upload area or clicking 'Browse' and selecting the files to upload.
Note that if you use the Quick Add Option on a recurring event series, the resource will be added to all events.
Before the files are added, you can decide how users will view the resource, provide a title for the file(s), and decide whether to add timed release dates (click yes to enable and then provide the appropriate dates).
If you post multiple files through the quick add tool they will all have the same settings applied to them.
Using the Add a Resource button will allow you to upload different resource types including:
- Audio/Video - This allows you to attach audio or video files to the event, such as a Podcast or video clip.
- Exam/Quiz - This will direct you to the Exams page where you can select and exam and create a post for it.
- Feedback Form - This allows you to attach a form created through the Assessment and Evaluation module to the event.
- Lecture Notes
- Lecture Slides
- LTI Providers (e.g., Quizlet, Google Classroom, etc.)
- Online Learning Module - This allows you to attach a learning module from another vendor to the learning event using a url. You can also set whether a proxy is required to be enabled (use this if learners have to authenticate to access the learning module).
- Other files
- Streaming Media - This allows you to embed streaming media into the learning event Resources section using an embed code.
There are some additional resource types supported by the database and not enabled by default. They include:
- Bring to Class
- Textbook Reading
If you'd like to make these resource types available in your organization, please speak to a developer.
When a resource type is defined, it will appear as a label on the resource in the learner view of the event.
Each resource behaves a bit differently when added, but generally you can set the following parameters through the Add a Resource wizard:
- Whether the resource is optional or required (Note that a database setting option exists to allow schools to easily change these labels as desired. Setting: event_resource_requirement_labels. This can allow a developer to update 'optional' to 'recommended', or some other language you prefer.)
- When the resource should be accessed (before, during, or after class, or no timeframe)
- How much time (in minutes) the learner should spend on the resource (Note that this is controlled by a database setting (events_resource_require_time_estimate) and can be changed by a developer.)
- Whether to add timed release dates to the resource (Note that the system looks at whether a resource is to be accessed before, during, or after class and if you opt to time release resources, the system will require a time that matches the before, during, or after parameters.)
- Whether to hide the resource from learners (this will make it accessible to faculty but not learners)
- Whether to set the resource as published or draft (a draft resource will not be accessible to the event audience)
- How to view the resource
- The title and description of the resource
- If you are adding a resource to a recurring event, you'll be able to indicate which events to apply the resource to. (New in ME 1.19 the ability to select or deselect all.)
Posting an event resource includes a copyright statement users accept by default if they proceed to post the resource.
After posting a resource to an event, you'll see it displayed on the event page. Small badges identify characteristics of the resource.
Sample file added as a resource to be completed before class (approximate time to complete: 30 min.)
- View a preview of the resource by clicking on the download arrow.
- Edit an existing resource by clicking on the resource title to reopen it.
- Delete a resource by clicking on the trashcan icon.
When resources are posted to a learning event, a tally of resources will be displayed in the learner calendar when learners mouse over an event. This gives learners a quick view of what is included in an event.
If you store estimated time to complete for event resources, there is a database setting option you can use to control whether the estimated minutes display to leaners (events_resource_display_time_estimate). Speak to a developer if you need to adjust this setting.
New in ME 1.22!
Learner view of event resources with sections
Once resources are added to an event, you can optionally group them into sections. This can help organize resources to improve the learner experience.
- Click on the file folder icon to the right of a resource to create a section or move the resource to a section.
- Create New Section
- Provide a section title and click 'Confirm'.
- The newly created section will display below any other existing resources and will contain the resource from which the create action was initiated.
- Note that a section you create in one time frame (i.e., Before Class) will be automatically available in other time frames.
- Move to Section
- Use the dropdown selector to choose a section to move the resource to and click 'Confirm'.
- You will see a green success message and the resource should now display in the relevant section.
- To remove a resource from a section, click the folder icon and click 'Remove from Selection'.
- To edit a section name, click on the folder icon to the left of the existing section name.
- Note that sections cannot currently be reordered and will display in the order created.
- There is no option to delete a section, however, if you remove all resources from a section, the section will be hidden.
Introduced in ME 1.20, after event resources are added they can easily be reordered by clicking on the resource and dragging it to a new position. Please note that you can only reorder resources within their designated timeframe (e.g., Before Class, During Class) and within any application section.
Reordering resources on a recurring event series will NOT reorder resources on the other, linked events.