remote fall

Q: Should I change my timeline for EVERFI course implementation if students are remote in the fall?

We recommend keeping consistency with your academic calendar and typical implementation schedule around your “back-to-school” start, even if learning will be fully remote. As such, we still recommend deploying primary prevention courses to new incoming students before or at the start of classes, as well as ongoing/refresher courses for continuing students.

A few key reasons why:

    • EVERFI’s student courses provide learners with education on critical prevention topics, such as sexual assault and alcohol and other drug misuse. This education supports learners both on-campus and throughout their daily lives.
    • The courses also help students connect with the campus community remotely, understand the institution’s policies and expectations of its students, and equip them with active bystander strategies to support themselves and others.
    • Implementing the courses with new and continuing students will help you meet compliance-related education requirements around sexual assault and alcohol misuse prevention, and provide critical education for your learners.

Important Note
While our best practice recommendation continues to be implementation before the start of classes, if you are implementing Sexual Assault Prevention/Title IX courses with your students, faculty, or staff, we strongly recommend delaying your launch until after the new Title IX regulations go into effect on August 14, 2020.

If you have questions about the impact to your implementation, please review these updates and recommendations or reach out to your Account Manager. 



timeline

Q: Are there any other adjustments I should make to my student course implementation timeline given that students will be remote? What about Part 2 implementation?

If your institution will be remote for the first half of the academic year and you anticipate returning to in-person instruction in the spring, you may want to consider launching our foundational courses in the fall (such as AlcoholEdu for College or Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates) and then launching Ongoing courses (such as AlcoholEdu Ongoing Education or Sexual Assault Prevention Ongoing) when students return to campus.

Additionally, given the timing of the new Title IX regulations, we recommend delaying your implementation of any Sexual Assault Prevention courses until after August 14, 2020.

Once you launch Part 1 of your course, we recommend using our typical intersession period and timing for the Part 2 follow-up survey. See below for examples.

    • If your Part 1 implementation timing is pre-matriculation (before the start of classes), we recommend sending Part 2 to learners 45 days after they complete Part 1. This will ensure that they have had at least 2-4 weeks of experience with your institution.
    • If your Part 1 implementation timing is post-matriculation (after the start of classes), we recommend sending Part 2 to learners 30 days after they complete Part 1.

If you are only launching AlcoholEdu for College (or another non-Sexual Assault Prevention course), we recommend keeping your typical timeline in place.

As shared above, we recommend keeping consistency with your Part 2 timing to allow for year-over-year data insights. However, if on-campus survey data is a priority for your campus, you can delay the Part 2 survey implementation until students return to campus. Note that this will impact continuity of data and may lower your Part 2 completion rates.



Resources

Q: What other prevention resources does EVERFI have to support these issues in a virtual or remote environment?

EVERFI has many resources through our Campus Prevention Network to support ongoing prevention and education initiatives. Check out some of our most relevant resources below.

 

Q: Does EVERFI have content available for COVID-19 training for students, faculty, and staff?

Yes, EVERFI recently announced the development of our newest course, Staying Healthy in a Changing Environment. This course will help students, faculty, and staff navigate the fall term through the lens of COVID-19 as they return to campus or continue remotely. The course will teach learners ways to protect their physical health and maintain their mental well-being with practical guidance about the COVID-19 virus. Click here to learn more about the course.

Additionally, we created a COVID-19 resource page that includes helpful articles, resources, and best practices for navigating COVID-19, specific to Higher Education communities.



Custom Course

Q: Can we upload our own courses, or third-party courses, to EVERFI’s platform in order to leverage your administrative platform for deployment?

While our platforms are unable to support third-party content, we do support Learning Management System/SCORM integrations so that you can host EVERFI courses on your institution’s LMS. If you are interested in exploring this feature, please contact your EVERFI Account Manager.