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Faculty Staff Online Education Modules

Bridges: Building a Supportive Community

“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 

Building a Culture of Respect at Ohio University 

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. 

Frequently Asked Questions about the Online Module 

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 <donotreply@lawroom.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.  

  • Browsers: Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version), Safari (latest version), Internet Explorer 11+ 
  • Tablets: iOS version 9.3 or later running on iPad 2 or later
  • Smartphones: not supported
  • Screen Readers: Firefox with NVDA and the most recent versions of JAWS/IE 

What should I do if I cannot get the online module to work?  

  1. Resolve Most Issues With These Four Suggestions: 

  • Update your browser: whatismybrowser.com 
  • Switch browsers: use Chrome or Firefox when you can instead of Internet Explorer 
  • Clear your cache : wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser's-Cache 
  • If you seem stuck, your screen may be zoomed in too much causing you to miss a prompt or navigation button. To zoom out on a PC or Chromebook, hit "control 0 (zero)", and on a Mac hit "command 0 (zero)". 
  1. Additional Troubleshooting Options: 

  • Close all other applications and tabs (i.e. iTunes, Facebook, YouTube, etc.) 
  • Full Screen mode: Windows , press F11 / Mac , click View menu on the browser menu and select Full Screen. Chromebook , press F4. 
  • Disable all popup blockers and 3rd party toolbars 
  • Enable 3rd party cookies
  • Ensure pops ups are allowed for our websites ( www.lawroom.com and www.campusclarity.com
  • Reboot the computer
  • If on a wireless connection, try a wired connection
  • Try accessing the course from a different internet connection (computer lab, library, home etc.)
  • Try accessing at a different time of day (i.e. morning) 
  1. 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:
    screenshot of help within module

    Below is a screenshot of the help page:
    screenshot 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.