What is the Portal?
The Portal is a Learning Management System (LMS) designed and built for the healthcare workforce. Using the Portal, you can find e-learning content relevant to your training needs and learn at your own pace anywhere, anytime. The Portal stores your learning activity so you can use this record as evidence of your training or continuing professional development.
The learning content within the Portal is organised hierarchically across three main levels:
Programme > Module > Session
Content is organised in different ways depending on the clinical lead – often in line with a specific curriculum.
A programme is the highest level of the content hierarchy. It contains modules and may also include learning paths. In turn, modules and learning paths contain sessions. Some sessions feature solely questions and answers and learning scores for these sessions may be recorded in the LMS. The introductory page alerts you to any scoring system and so please bear this in mind before proceeding. Any score recorded in the Portal will be reported in your activity reports.
Find out more about reports.
What is a programme?
A programme brings together learning content in a structured way. This is organised into modules and learning paths. A module or learning path contains sessions, which are the actual units of learning content.
You can access your programmes in the My e-Learning section of the Portal.
What is a learning path?
A learning path is a special type of module that is tailored to a specific user audience, condition, treatment or investigation. It could contain the same sessions as a normal module but in a different order. Furthermore, learning paths could combine additional content from other programmes. Learning paths are a good way to target content to achieve a specific learning outcome.
Learning paths can be created for organisations. Some learning paths are available in existing programmes (such as Clinical Oncology in the Radiology programme). Please email us for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a session?
A session is a single element of learning within a module. This is the actual learning content that you complete, as shown in the example below from the ACUMEN programme:
Different programmes use different session types, depending on the learning objective.
Accessing the e-learning content
- How do I access the e-learning?
How do I find out more information about content on the Portal?
Every programme, module, learning path and session has an information page, under My e-Learning, with more details on that component. You can access the information page by clicking on the relevant ‘i’ button, as shown in the example below:
The information page contains a variety of information, which may include a description, the publication date, keywords and any quick links.
How can I access a programme?
You can either purchase your licence for the programme on the relevant programme page on our website or alternatively, if you are an existing user, you can purchase a new programme from within the Portal.
How can I access the content once I’ve bought a programme licence?
The programme will be automatically added to your account. You can see your learning content from the My e-Learning section, available from the main menu.
Do I need to add modules to my account?
No. All modules within your programme(s) will be made available to you automatically when you purchase a product from the eIntegrity website.
- Do I need to add learning paths to my account?
How does a learning path differ from a module?
Each programme is divided into modules and each session in the programme can normally be found once within those modules. If you work through every session in every module in turn, you will eventually complete the whole programme. Modules can be organised in many ways, including along anatomical lines (such as muscular and skeletal or gastro-intestinal), by level (such as introductory and advanced) or by patient (geriatric, neonatal etc).
A learning path offers an alternative route through the learning content that runs in parallel to the modules. For example, if the modules are organised along anatomical lines, there may be a series of learning paths based on investigation (ultrasound, MRI etc).
We can also create learning paths for organisations in some circumstances. Please email us for details: email@example.com
If I complete a session from a learning path, will I have to complete it again from another part of the system (e.g. from a course)?
No. The learning path content list provides a mirror view from any other part of the system. So, if you start or complete a session from one place (including Favourites), the status remains the same – regardless of where you are viewing it from.
Do I need to add sessions to my account?
No. All sessions are automatically made available to you when you make a purchase from the eIntegrity website.
What types of sessions are available through the Portal?
Programmes use different session types, depending on the learning objective:
- Knowledge sessions cover specific knowledge and skills, including practical clinical skills and general professional skills.
- Scenario sessions simulate a particular clinical situation and you work your way through the scenario and decide which actions to take.
- Assessment and multiple-choice question sessions test your understanding of a particular subject area.
- eLibrary sessions provide supporting resources, typically taken from medical journals that have been selected by a project’s editorial team.
Quick Start Guide
Our two-page Quick Start Guide provides the key information you need to get started with our e-learning resources.
Starting my learning
How do I get started?
- Log in to the Portal.
- Go to the My e-Learning section on the main menu.
- Your available programme(s) will be listed.
- Select the downward arrow next to your programme in the left-hand panel to show the contents:
- Select a title to view the contents and locate your learning. Keep clicking through the hierarchy until you reach the session listings.
6. To open your session and access the e-learning, select the ‘Play’ button. Your learning resources will launch in a new window.
When you have completed a session, you can close the browser in the usual way.
Find out more and download our Quick Start Guide.
Further information on each individual programme can be found on the eIntegrity website.
This includes curriculum links for some programmes and other additional resources.
Can I start multiple sessions?
No. If you try to launch a second session, the system will warn you that you already have a session underway. Close the first session first before trying to open another.
Each session you have started but not completed will have a ‘Incomplete’ status, indicated by the icon below:
How can I see which programmes, modules, learning paths and sessions I have started?
You can check which content you have accessed in three ways:
- You can run a report from the My Activity section.
Find out more about reports.
- Every piece of content in the My e-Learning section has an icon which shows your status for that piece of learning.
Find out more about status icons.
- You can filter your search by looking for content with a 'Not Started' status.
Find out more about filtered search.
- You can run a report from the My Activity section.
How can I check on my progress?
There are two ways to do this:
- You can run a report from the My Activity section, which will show your progress on a given programme or across all programmes.
- Every element of content in the My e-Learning section has an icon which shows your status for that piece of learning. The status of programmes, modules and learning paths is determined by your activity on the sessions underneath that component. If you access a session, this will be marked as ‘In Progress’. If you complete all the sessions in a module, this is marked as ‘Completed’.
Find out more about:
How do I know which session I last completed?
Use the ‘Recent Activity’ panel on the Portal home page. It shows the last 15 sessions you’ve accessed so you can easily return to your recent learning.
Can I stop my session at any point and get back to the same page later on?
Yes. To leave the session, simply close the browser window. The last page you viewed will be recorded in the system. The next time you access the session, the same page will open. This does not apply to multiple-choice question (MCQ), Scenario or Assessment sessions as these are designed to be completed in one sitting.
What do the status icons mean?
Look for these icons to identify the status of your sessions and programmes:
How do I find my 'completed' sessions?
- Select the arrow to the right of the search field:
2. Select the correct status on the filter box:
3. Select the 'Search' button.
4. The listing will only show sessions matching the status you have selected.
How do I find content I might be interested in?
The best way to find content is to use the Search facility at the top of the Portal screen.
How does Search work?
There are three types of search in the Portal:
- Simple Search
This is where you enter a search term(s) in the search field at the top of the screen and press enter. The search will only find keywords that are listed in the information within each session/module/programme.
If you enter two terms into the search field, you will only be shown results that include both search terms. For example, entering ‘MRI CT’ will show sessions with both MRI and CT as keywords but you will not be shown sessions with just MRI as a keyword.
- Simple Search with Filters
If you select the arrow to the right of the search field, you can select certain filters for your search.
These filters allow you to:
- Search all content in the system, or just search the content on which you are enrolled.
- Search within a particular programme or programmes.
- Search for a particular type of component (e.g. just search for sessions).
- Search for content with a particular status (e.g. content that you have not started yet).
- Advanced Search
Select the ‘Advanced Search’ link from the under the main Search button.
You will still have the same filters but you can also exclude search terms (e.g. search for ‘melanoma’ but not ‘malignant’) and search for content which you have accessed within a particular date range.
Can I filter my search results?
Yes. If you select the arrow to the right of the search field, you will see some filters.
You can use these to narrow your search for:
- just the content you are enrolled on
- specific programmes
- specific component types
- specific statuses.
What is the Advanced Search option?
In the Advanced Search, you still have the same filters but you can also exclude search terms (e.g. search for ‘melanoma’ but not ‘malignant’) and search within a particular date range.
What do the stars mean?
The stars indicate your favourite content. You can mark any component, from a session up to a programme, as a Favourite. You can do this by clicking the star alongside the component in any location that star is displayed. You might want to mark a session as a Favourite if you access this material regularly or if it includes key information you may need to access quickly in the future.
How do I access my Favourites?
Select the green star on the main menu. This will show you a list of your Favourites.
Is there a restriction on how many items I can add to my Favourites?
No, there are no restrictions. Bear in mind that it may be difficult to find items if you have added a lot of content.
If I complete a session in my Favourites, is it listed as completed elsewhere in the system?
Yes. Marking something as a Favourite just makes it easier to find in the future. It does not create a second version of the session.
What is available in the ‘Recent Activity’ panel and where can I find it?
The 'Recent Activity' panel is on the home page of the Portal. It allows you to view and open sessions that you have recently launched.
What do the component icons mean?
Programme icons – reflect their branding to make them easily recognisable.
Course icons – indicated by a yellow folder with a small blue box.
Folder icons – indicated by a plain yellow folder.
Session icons – indicated by a blue box.
I clicked the link to launch the session and I got an error message. What do I do?
How do I report an error in a session?
The best way to report an error is through the Feedback option on the Portal (shown as a speech bubble in the screenshot below). You can find the Feedback button from the session’s information page or from the session listings in the My e-Learning section.
Click on the speech bubble and a feedback form will appear. Please fill out the details in the text box at the bottom of the form, which indicates that you are reporting an error as opposed to just leaving feedback. This alerts the relevant project team, who will get back to you and try to resolve your problem. Please note that you can’t leave feedback for a session until you have accessed it at least once.
How do I provide feedback on a session?
Please use the Feedback option on the Portal. Find the Feedback button from the session’s information page or from the My e-Learning section on the main menu.
Please note that you can’t leave feedback for a session until you have accessed it at least once.
Why are there three different ways to navigate around My e-Learning?
How can I share e-learning material with my colleagues?
What are quick links?
How do I find the quick links for a particular session?
Can I get a list of the quick links used in my programme(s)?