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Wellness Training
This series of online training courses empower students to make well-informed decisions and provides some simple strategies to help keep you and your friends safe.
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About the Training

What is EverFi?

EverFi is a higher education learning platform through which students access interactive, online courses designed to provide awareness, prevention and training to students about three important issues: 

Alcohol Education
This research-based course provides students with helpful information in a non-judgmental tone and provides personalized feedback that encourages students to consider their own drinking decisions and those of their peers.

Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
An innovative digital course that arms students with the knowledge and skills to make healthy, informed decisions when it comes to prescription medications using an evidence-based, population-level approach to prevention.

Sexual Assault Prevention
This course helps develop accurate perceptions of social norms, increases empathy and support for survivors, and increases students’ ability to intervene and prevent sexual assault.

COVID-19: Staying Healthy in a Changing Environment for Students on Campus 
Required for all students in advance of the Fall 2020 semester, this program will equip you with knowledge, skills, and resources regarding the prevention of COVID-19. Please visit this course's dedicated page, found in the menu to the left, for more information.
 

Who is required to take the EverFi Wellness Training Courses? 

All incoming freshmen and transfer students must complete wellness training. Success of the program is based upon population-level prevention, a concept that recognizes that students’ choices likely impact those of their peers. Providing new students with a consistent message about these issues can encourage thoughtful conversations, inspire a shift in behaviors, and highlight a campus culture that values healthy choices.

Accessing the EverFi Training Platform 

Students who need to complete the wellness training requirement are identified in advance and accounts are created by the wellness training administrators. An email invitation is sent to the email address on file with the university with log in instructions. The training platform can also be accessed online

Note that students need to have an account created for them in advance of taking the course (it is not possible to register via this URL above). If students have not received a welcome email, would like to update their email address or encounter a message that states they do not have an account, please contact wellnesstraining@umd.edu for assistance in being registered.

 

University Policies

The following links from the University Health Center will provide you with more information about alcohol and university polices.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy and Resource Guide

Alcohol & Other Drug Education

 

FAQ & Technical Help

Technical Requirements:

  1. Access the Foundry training site onlineThis is the same link address included in the original invitation sent to you by email.
     
  2. Google Chrome is the best browser to use for the Wellness Training online programs. Training modules are supported on on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome, provided that cookies are enabled, pop-up blockers are disabled and scripting is allowed. Other browsers may work, but not as well and you may need to do research on how to disable pop ups and enable cookies. Get instructions on how to download Google Chrome.
     
  3. It is best to complete the courses on a desktop or laptop computer. Mobile devices such as cell phone or tablet may work, but not as well. Certain modules in each of the online programs, such as videos or quizzes, may not support mobile devices.
     
  4. If you do not have a desktop or laptop computer, or need any additional assistance, email wellnesstraining@umd.edu for assistance. Students completing the COVID-19 Student Training should email KeepTerpsSafe@umd.edu for dedicated assistance with this training.  

Having Technical Difficulties?

  1. You must disable pop-up blockers in your internet browser. Get more information about disabling pop-up blockers in Chrome or you can search online for instructions for disabling the pop-up blocker for your specific internet browser (e.g., Safari, Firefox).
     
  2. Clear your cache, or clear your browsing history, as it can help if the programs are not loading properly. Get instructions on how to clear your cache in Chrome or you can search online for instructions for clearing your cache for your specific internet browser (e.g., Safari, Firefox).
     
  3. Make sure your browser is configured to accept cookies. Get information on cookies for Chrome or search online for instructions for your specific browser (e.g., Safari, Firefox).
     
  4. JavaScript must not be disabled.
     
  5. Internet Explorer Security Level settings must be set to default; maximum security levels not supported.
     
  6. Contact us for assistance!

Can't Find Navigation Button?

  1. If you are having trouble finding the navigation buttons to move forward, check out this step-by-step guide from EVERFI support.  

Encountered a Blank or White Screen?

  1. After signing in to your student dashboard and clicking on the blue "Get Started" or "Continue" button, some students have encountered a white or blank screen. Here's what to do. If that doesn't work and you are still not able to get to the program, please try a different device. 

Are you stuck on a course "Story" page?

Here's what you need to do if you are stuck on a Story page:

a. Watch the video.
b. Select any answer.
c. Click the play button again.
d. Watch the video again (it will be a different enactment based on your new selection).
e. Then the "Continue" button will light up so that you can move to the next section.

Where is Part 2? When Will I do it?

AlcoholEDU, Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention have a follow up survey that you will automatically receive later in the semester. You do not need to complete Part 2 now, and you will not have access to Part 2 until 45 days after Part 1 completion. 

Accessibility

If you are unable to complete any of the programs due to a disability-related access concern, please email wellnesstraining@umd.edu. We will work to either resolve the barrier or provide a transcript or an alternative training.

COVID-19 Student Training: Staying Healthy on Campus

About the Training:

COVID-19 Student Training: Staying Healthy in a Changing Environment on Campus should be completed before you begin the Fall semester at UMD.

The COVID-19 training course is required for all students - new and returning. Know that this requirement is designed to keep you and members of our community as healthy and safe as possible. This program will equip you with knowledge, skills, and resources regarding the prevention of COVID-19. The coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic has uprooted return-to-campus planning for 2020-21. Ongoing campus changes, physical distancing requirements, and the need for academic continuity requires us to adjust our learning plans and how we support our students, faculty, and staff. COVID-19 has also exacerbated the mental health needs of students, elevating this issue as a top priority for the University of Maryland. A recent survey revealed that students are 38% more concerned about their mental well-being and 51% report being more stressed since the pandemic’s onset. 

The COVID-19 Student Training will cover COVID-19 basics including recognizing symptoms and understanding direct, indirect, and asymptomatic transmission of the virus, what to do if a student suspects they have COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, personal safety and prevention measures, University expectations of students, strategies to help students to manage stress and support mental well-being, information on how our campus community is adapting to keep our campus safe and healthy, campus resources, and finally, a Community Commitment and Pledge to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

You will have access to the COVID-19 Student Training: Staying Healthy in a Changing Environment for Students on Campus beginning Monday, August 17.

This training must be completed by Monday, September 14.

The I AM 4Maryland Community Commitment and Pledge:

You are required to complete the COVID-19 Student Training: Staying Healthy in a Changing Environment for Students on Campus and read and sign the I AM 4Maryland Community Commitment and Pledge. The pledge is included within the training course and you will be prompted to read and electronically sign it. 

More Information: 

  • You will receive an email reminder from KeepTerpsSafe@umd.edu including how to login and complete the training.
  • Training will be accessible 24/7 and should take approximately 45 minutes to complete. 
  • You will be able to stop, save your work, and return to the course to complete it at your own pace. We also hope you will talk openly and often with your parents, family and friends about the complex issues addressed in this training. 
  • Please visit the return.umd.edu site for detailed information about requirements for returning to campus and additional resources. 
     

Helpful Training Tips: 

  • Check your Spam or Junk folders if you did not receive the welcome email from the Foundry training platform. Or, check the email address set up in Testudo. If you definitely did not receive a welcome email with login instructions, contact KeepTerpsSafe@umd.edu and an account will be created for you. 
  • If you don't have access to the original email invitation from Foundry, you can access the training site online
  • Use your CAS credentials to login. You will need your Directory ID and Password to log in. If you need help with your Directory ID, please visit the Identity Verification site to look up your directory entry. 
  • If you encounter an error, please take a screenshot or record the entire error message and include that information in your email to KeepTerpsSafe@umd.edu
  • Detailed information about requirements for all incoming students was emailed on July 30, 2020 and can be referenced here. 
  • Check the FAQ & Technical Help page for tips and additional information.