Distributed Academic Rounds is a joint service offered through the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) office and MedIT to improve access to academic rounds in BC.
There are three distinct components available to you as part of Distributed Academic Rounds:
BC Rounds Calendar (required)
– search through an online calendar containing upcoming Grand Rounds sessions across multiple departments and find ones that are of interest to you.
Web Browser tool – join any VC curricular/rounds event from a desktop using the Google Chrome web browser without downloading software.
VC Anywhere (strongly recommended) – join live Grand Rounds found in the BC Rounds Calendar from any internet-enabled location using your laptop/phone/tablet. Interact with the presenter and other participants via microphone, camera, and/or chat.
Med Video on Demand (optional) – instantly view video recordings of past Grand Rounds sessions through departmental websites.
Learn more about Distributed Academic Rounds.
This service is available to Faculty of Medicine departments for Grand Rounds that are currently videoconference-enabled. Applicants with other education or research requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
To apply for any component of the Distributed Academics Rounds service, please fill our the Distributed Academic Rounds Request Form.
In October 2017, the Faculty of
Medicine transitioned to a new videoconference (VC) bridging system through the
Next Generation Virtual Collaboration (NextGen
VC) project. The New
VC Bridge has a different layout to the previous bridge, as well as some
different features. In addition, there are minor changes to VC Anywhere
sessions, outlined in the VC
Anywhere Quick Guides.
Frequently Asked Questions
VC Anywhere Support Availability
If users encounter issues using VC Anywhere, they should consult the training materials provided. In the event that users are not able to resolve the issue with those tools, they may call the MedIT Service Desk (1.877.266.0666) for remote assistance during normal business hours.
Note: The MedIT Service Desk may not be able to resolve all issues. VC Anywhere uses software that relies on the means by which it is connected to the internet and the computer on which it is installed.
Also, the flexibility afforded by VC Anywhere means that users will be in various locations. Therefore, technicians will not be dispatched to support VC Anywhere users. Further, support can only be offered to users who have been provided a computer through their respective universities; the MedIT Service Desk is unable to support home computers.
Contact the MedIT Service Desk
The MedIT Service Desk is your first point of contact for all Faculty of Medicine information technology service requests including web conferencing assistance.
MedIT Service Desk Contact Information
Hours: 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday