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Building online interactive simulations and tutorials with SimTutor

You are invited to “Building Online Interactive Simulations and Tutorials with SimTutor,” our second faculty development event based on SimTutor, to be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 11.

The session will be recorded, but click here to join live.

The SMHS has purchased a limited number of licenses for SimTutor, a tool for quickly building online tutorials and simulations. With SimTutor, you can easily take images, video, and audio and integrate them with text, questions, and interactive objects (buttons, menus, questions) and share them with your learners online.

In our first workshop, we discussed and demonstrated different kinds of learning modules you can build with SimTutor, including interactive simulations, “Choose Your Own Adventure” simulations, and tutorials. In this second event, guest speakers from SimTutor will showcase how to use SimTutor Author to build custom clinical simulations. The SimTutor team will review which assets (video, audio, images) can be used, and we will walk through how to assemble those assets into an auto-graded simulation. Everyone joining will receive temporary login access to begin creating simulations after the workshop.

The MD program has been using SimTutor to deliver simulations for almost a year, and the Physician Assistant Studies and Medical Laboratory Science programs are exploring the tool for use next academic year. Education Resources also has a limited number of licenses available to faculty in other programs who want to build content for their teaching. Join us to learn more about what can be done and how it can look.

This faculty development session is hosted by the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship unit of Education Resources, the Simulation Center, and the Office of Education and Faculty Affairs. Previous faculty development sessions can be streamed from our website. If you have any questions, would like more information, or would like to suggest a future meeting topic, please contact Adrienne Salentiny at