“Bobcats look out for one another. As your president, the safety of our University Community is my top priority; it influences nearly every decision I make. That is why the national trend of sexual assault on college campuses is so deeply troubling. We all have a legal, but more importantly, a moral obligation to keep it from happening here. The first step to achieving this is to change perspective and to change culture.”
M. Duane Nellis, President
On Friday, October 13, 2017, OHIO debuted the EVERFI/Lawroom online education module called Bridges: Building a Supportive Community. This module is intended to help equip OHIO faculty and staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to build a culture of respect that does not tolerate sexual misconduct and prepares them to respond appropriately when such incidents occur. The expectation is that every member of the faculty and staff will have completed the module by the end of the spring semester.
How do I take the online education module?
Everfi/Lawroom is the vendor which is providing the course content to the university. You will receive an e-mail that shows the sender as follows: Ohio University <email@example.com>. This is a legitimate e-mail; it is not spam and it is not a phishing attempt. The e-mail subject line reads: Ohio University Faculty/Staff Online Education Module: “Bridges: Building a Supportive Community.” When you open the e-mail, you will see a header that says “LawRoom\\Training” followed by a blue horizontal bar that says “Required Training,” and “Due Date November 17, 2017.” At the end of the e-mail message, you will see a dark blue box with “BEGIN TRAINING”, which is the link that will take you to the online module.
How long will the online module take?
The program takes approximately an hour to complete, depending on the individual learner’s pace. The program is self-paced, and if interrupted, the program returns to where you left off when interrupted.
What are the computer requirements for the online module?
Everfi/LawRoom supports any major web browser released within the previous year. Some browsers may require Adobe Flash for multimedia content.
What should I do if I cannot get the online module to work?
Resolve Most Issues With These Four Suggestions:
Additional Troubleshooting Options:
Still Need Help? Visit Everfi/Lawroom’s 24/7 technical support center to speak or chat with a live agent or to submit a ticket. Click the Help link in the course to access this site or go directly there via the link in the e-mail transmitting the program to you. That link appears as “Support: https://support.lawroom.com
When in the module, the help is along the upper right hand top of the page. When you click on "help" this is what you will see:
Below is a screenshot of the help page:
Is this online education module mandatory?
Building a culture of respect that does not tolerate sexual misconduct in any form is a responsibility that each of us shares as a member of the Ohio University community. This online education program is a part of your commitment to making our campus a safe learning and working environment for yourself and others. President Nellis has set a goal of 100% participation. The expectation is that every faculty and staff member will complete the program.
Why do I need this training?
Prevention of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking, is a priority at Ohio University. One key to prevention is ensuring all members of the Ohio University community share a common understanding of how each of us can make a difference in building a culture of respect that does not tolerate sexual misconduct. This online module will help equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to build a culture of respect that prevents sexual misconduct and prepares you to respond appropriately when such incidents occur.
What does this online module cover?
This online module presents real life examples of sexual harassment, abuse and assault occurring in the context of higher education. Although the course examples involve classroom, academic, or other situations depicting students, these examples are transferable to the daily work environment and interactions that might occur between employees.
Is the training ADA accessible?
The module was designed to be compatible with recent versions of screen reading, screen enlargement and voice input software. At the Bottom left just above the EVERFI logo click “Accessibility mode” to turn on the accessibility features. If you have any difficulty accessing the course contact the ADA Coordinator’s office at 740-593-9143.