In virtual courses, presenting ourselves and sharing a profile picture allows greater familiarity with other course colleagues.

Our photo will appear next to our name in the forum exchanges and this facilitates dialogue and exchange.

Each course has its own characteristics.

In general, self-learning courses include multiple-choice questions to assess learning.

In courses with tutors, activities vary by subject area. There are courses in which the participant sends activities and exercises in Word documents, uploads the files in the Virtual classroom and then receive comments by their tutor, courses with multiple choice questions, group work and assignments, case studies, etc.

The purpose of these activities is to link the course contents with the work of the participant in health services.

First, you must find your tutor through the "Participants" link in the "People" block, available on the course homepage. You can filter the list by groups, or display only the tutors. Once you click on the name of your tutor, you will open his/her profile and you'll see a link to "Message". It is preferable to communicate with tutors via this internal messaging system of the Virtual Classroom. In urgent cases you can also use email.

First, you must find the course colleague who you want to send your message. This can be done in the "Participants" link in the "People" block, available on the course homepage. You can filter the list by groups. Once you click on the name or picture of the person you will open their profile and see a link to "Message".

In the “People” block, use the different filters to locate your name. You will see your profile and the name of the group to which you belong. In most cases, your tutor will contact you via the "Group exchange forum" of the course.

The Orientation program is a period of 1 to 2 weeks (only for courses with tutors) before the start of the modules, to meet colleagues and fellow students, tutors and coordinators, explore the Virtual Classroom platform and the tools available.

During the Orientation Program you will be able to:

  • Explore the Virtual Classroom and its resources
  • Complete your personal profile and upload your user picture
  • Participate in the Forums, presenting yourself in the Cybercafe / Presentation Forum.
  • Read the course syllabus.

All courses in virtual classrooms VCPH have a central area where the course content, activities, communication areas, and links to each of them will be displayed. You will also have the option of navigating between the various modules.

On the sides (left and right), various blocks will appear in gray. The main blocks are the Orientation Program block; People block (for a list of participants of the course); Administration block (presents options that change depending on the activity in which you are - forum, assignment, homepage, etc.); Messages block (to use the internal messaging system); specific blocks of each course with important links; and other blocks such as Comments, Calendar or Online Users.

When you are in any course or activity page and want to return to the course homepage, you can click on the initials of the course in the navigation bar that you will find below the horizontal menu.

In the “People” block, link to Participants, you can see a list of your classmates and tutors, their profile pictures and country of origin. If you click on the name of any of them or on their picture, you have access to the full profile, where you can see the information that has been placed in the field of "Personal description".

In your personal profile, you can configure the options to receive only one daily email with a summary of all messages in the forums of the course, or one email for each message written in each forum.

Most videos VCPH courses are uploaded in YouTube. If you can not see them, try using different browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari).

You should also make sure that you have a good Internet connection with sufficient bandwidth to play the videos. In some cases, institutions block access to these platforms. Try to play the videos from a computer without restrictions.