Webinar/Virtual Course FAQ

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What is a webinar/virtual course?

A webinar is when an event or presentation is broadcast in real-time over the Internet. A webinar allows you to interact in real-time with other remote participants and submit questions during Q&A ​periods. Previously, we often provided a webinar option for our featured face-to-face CME courses ​if you could not attend in person so that you​ were able to hear the sessions in real-time while watching the presentation from your own device. In the era of COVID-19, all our fall courses will be virtual​ and will be broadcast as webinars. You will see the terms ‘webinar’ and ‘virtual course’ being used interchangeably ​on our website and ​in our communications.

 

Which category of CME credits can I claim for attending a virtual course?

Our real-time virtual courses are accredited as a Mainpro+ Group Learning / MOC Section 1 group activities.

 

What equipment do I need to prepare for attending a virtual course?

Wcurrently use Zoom to broadcast ​our courses. You can find how to participate in a Zoom session here.
 

You ​will need a device (desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device) with a stable Internet connection for attending virtual courses.
 

Device Speaker: Adjust the speaker volume so that you can hear from your device clearly. Webcam and headphones with mic: To participate in some courses with small group workshop activities, you will be required to enable your webcam and speak up during the workshop. Laptops and mobile devices come with a built-in camera and mic, while ​desktop computers require an external webcam and headphones with mic to be attached.

 

How can I sign up for a virtual course?

Online registration for our virtual courses is provided individually on each course page. Please check out our full list of courses. Once you have registered, you will be emailed the access information prior to the virtual course.

 

How do I access a registered virtual course?

A virtual course may comprise of multiple sessions and you may be required to review pre-course materials prior to attending. We will organize the course information in a secure and easy to navigate webpage in ECME. This page will include information such as course schedule, session handouts, attendance survey and all the Zoom links for the sessions. Follow the instructions in the email you receive after registration to gain access to the virtual course page on ECME.

 

What are the deadlines to register for virtual courses?

Virtual course registration deadlines will be clearly stated on the event webpage. Any webinar requests made after this deadline will not be accommodated.

Credit Information

Can I claim CPD credits for reviewing recordings and handouts after the conference?

For CFPC members, you can claim non-certified Self-Learning credits for time spent viewing recordings and handouts. You can also choose to complete a Linking Learning to Practice Exercise to earn certified Self-Learning credits for reflecting on the implication of learning from the recordings and handouts to practice. Information on Linking Learning Exercises can be found here. Please refer to the “adding an activity” video on how to claim credits in the Mainpro+ portal. 

Detailed information for RCPSC members can be found here.