You’re currently utilizing your CME event content online. Judging from learner feedback, you can see that all your hard work has been successful. However, the pandemic has brought about a completely different set of challenges when it comes to your in-person events, forcing you to be creative with the ways that you can transition from those live meetings to a virtual platform. This includes events such as multiple conferences, workshops, focus groups, seminars, annual meetings, symposia, focus groups, and other activities previously held on a face-to-face basis.
In this post, we look at how you can utilize your CME event content online and what you can do with your learning management system (LMS).
Leverage Your LMS to Take Your CME Event Content Online
With learning becoming more virtual due to the pandemic, looking at new ways to present CME event content has become a necessity—and a challenge. If a live event is canceled—and has been in the planning for months—you need to find an alternative that delivers into the virtual environment. This is where utilizing your CME event content online with your LMS comes into play.
When you’re utilizing your CME event content online, a quick and cost-effective way to recreate a live meeting is to harness the power of the virtual environment. Your LMS needs to offer you the flexibility that in-person events can’t. Audiences can attend online meetings on their own time, especially since it enables them to:
- Reduce geographical barriers to attending meetings.
- Stay compliant with mandated travel restrictions.
- Access CME content on demand.
Take Advantage of Your LMS’s Tools
Part of utilizing your CME event content online is to take advantage of your LMS’s tools. Having the capability to offer audio and streaming video conferencing is a powerful way to reach any number of event participants. Look for integration with Zoom Meetings and GoToWebinar to deliver high-quality, live video, along with the ability to add YouTube videos or upload your own video or Flash learning content. Also, when it comes to utilizing your CME event content online, using popular applications such as the Captivate, Articulate, and Adobe Presenter authoring tools provides event attendees with a comprehensive experience.
You can use self-hosted video in any assessments and activities, along with the use of audio directives and podcasts, and take advantage of live streaming from offline events.
Authoring tools are designed to make it possible to create and add content for single and multiple track events. You can take registrations by leveraging commerce support for individual sessions or full track purchasing. Take advantage of support for a wide range of credit types, including those for the American Medical Association, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, and Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Registration reporting tools can also help derive important information from your data.
Use Your CME Event Content to Define the Attendees’ Journey and Keep Them There
When you move your event to a virtual environment, you need to focus on defining your attendees’ event journey and provide them with an engaging experience. You can attract them with great content, but you need to be sure you can keep their attention. This essential element comes in making sure that long sessions are broken down into digestible pieces. No one relishes the thought of sitting through an extended presentation. Consider offering twenty-five-minute sessions. Break for virtual coffee and snacks.
Also, put your interactive offerings to work to keep your attendees engaged and brainstorming with each other. The best way to offer interactive elements during your event is through the use of Q&As, forums, social media, peer-to-peer networking, discussions, and chat rooms.
Use Your LMS for a Wide Range of Online CME Event Content Types
Utilizing your CME event content online can be used for a wide variety of events. You can offer support for over fifty credit types of accredited e-learning CME courses for certifications, recertifications, and MOCs and for non-credit-related events. Look for the ability to leverage your CME content for:
- Annual meetings
- Focus groups
- Advisory boards
- Steering committees
- Grand rounds
- Regularly scheduled series
Let Us Help You Get Started with Your CME Event Content
With EthosCE, we offer full multimedia support for your content, whether it is for small events or large meetings. Zoom Meeting recordings are immediately available directly in the LMS.
Following your event, we make it easy to quickly convert the content into enduring materials that extend the reach of your event even further.
EthosCE provides a comprehensive all-in-one solution for small, medium, and large organizations alike. Regardless of the size of your event, EthosCE’s tools can help you optimize your content so you can focus on providing your meeting attendees with the best possible experiences.
At EthosCE, we understand the challenges of staying up to date and compliant with ACCME changes. We know how critical it is to get things done right the first time when it comes to team-based education and success.
To learn how EthosCE can enhance the continuing education of your healthcare teams, schedule a free 1-on-1 demo with one of our specialists today!