PGME Virtual Teaching Support

Programs can use technology platforms for their academic half-days, rounds, and other sessions. The Office of Faculty Development and MedIT can support programs interested in using the following virtual modes:

1. Synchronous

Teaching sessions using video conference in real time using Zoom. The facilitator can present a PowerPoint, draw using a whiteboard, and engage learners through the use of virtual “rooms” for discussions in small groups. Programs can receive…

TECHNOLOGICAL support for:
  • Accessing a Zoom account for video conferencing
  • Learning to use Zoom’s features
  • Engaging learners using moderators in video conference sessions
  • Building confidence for teaching online

2. Asynchronous

An online platform where residents can engage with the educational materials on their own at different times. Features include posting a lecture for viewing, quizzes, reflective exercises, and discussion forums. Programs can receive…

TECHNOLOGICAL support for:
  • Accessing and learning to use the features in Entrada
  • Recording and posting lectures
  • Including interactive activities in Entrada for enhanced learning

Booking Zoom for teaching/learning sessions

To add Zoom to an existing session, please contact MedIT at

For existing videoconference enabled teaching/learning sessions in the booking system, the Resource Coordination team will reach out to the organizer to confirm booking and help transition to Zoom on a day to day basis.

For new teaching/learning sessions requiring videoconferencing, submit a room request to the Resource Coordination team on the room booking site:

  • For bookings requiring a room: select the desired physical room using RoomFinder and indicate in the notes section “online teaching/learning with Zoom and VC room.”
  • For bookings that do not require a room: go to Room Request and in the notes section indicate “online teaching/learning only with Zoom.”

Faculty Development and MedIT Support

If you would like support with virtual teaching, please email You will receive IT, teaching, and educational support.

Drop-in support

If you need practical support and guidance to transition your teaching and learning to online, MedIT’s EdTech team is offering drop-in clinics for faculty to test Zoom as well as get instruction on how to use the tool. A drop-in will take about 10 to 15 minutes.

Clinics run daily Monday to Friday, 10 – 11am, 12 – 1pm and 2 – 3pm. Click here within the hours posted above to join the drop-in clinic (you will immediately enter the session).

If you require assistance outside of these hours or require immediate support needs, please email

Please note: for all technical support requirements contact the MedIT helpdesk 1.877.266.0666 or


If you have issues joining the session, you should join via the audio bridge
Dial: 1-778-907-2071, followed by the Meeting ID and # (Long distance charges may apply)

When you enter the zoom environment you will see the following controls at the bottom of the screen:

Other teaching support

Videoconferencing session guide for presenters, moderators, and participants:

VC session guide