Looking to learn more about the ECSI Online Instructor Toolkits (OITKs)? Explore our FAQ below to find out everything you need to know:
Do I need to purchase an OITK for each of my instructors?
Not necessarily. The purchase of an OITK authorizes you to do a onetime download to a single computer system or thumb drive to be used at a single computer system. Instructors are allowed to share the computer or thumb drive.
Can I upload the OITK to our intranet so all our instructors can access them?
No. Copyright law prevents you from uploading the OITK to a shared system such as an intranet.
If I download the OITK to a thumb drive, can I make copies of it for other instructors?
No. The OITK cannot be copied, modified, or transferred without the permission of the copyright owner.
Do I have to purchase multiple OITK’s if I have more than 10 instructors?
Not necessarily. If the instructors can share the same laptop or thumb drive to which you downloaded the OITK, then there’s no need to purchase multiple OITK’s. Copyright law prevents you from making copies or doing multiple downloads of the OITK, so if sharing a laptop or thumb drive doesn’t work for your instructors you may purchase as many OITK’s as you need.
Am I required to use all the resources in the OITK?
No. With our unique Teaching Packages, you have the option to choose your teaching strategy:
• Lectures for a traditional classroom-based course
• Scenario-based for a more interactive course
• Mix and match learning tools and methods to engage and improve retention
Does the OITK contain a curriculum specific to students who need to recertify?
The curriculum contained in the OITK is not specific to initial training or recertifying, however you can customize it so you can meet the students where they are. For example, if you are doing an initial training, you can use the lectures and videos to help introduce students to the material for the first time. If you are recertifying, you may choose to skip the lecture and just do a quick overview going through the videos and then get right into doing scenarios and practicing skills.
If I can customize the course however I see fit, does ECSI require me to use any of the resources from the OITK?
You are required to use the skills sheets. While you have flexibility on how to teach the course, you must ensure that all participants can properly perform the skills. Depending on which course you are teaching you may also be required to use the written exam from the OITK.
Can I customize the PowerPoint Presentations?
While copyright law prevents you from creating derivative works based on the resources from the OITK, you can customize the PowerPoint’s for your class. You may add content or edit as long as the integrity of the resources is not compromised. If you’re unsure if an edit meets this requirement, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can work with you to make sure there isn’t a conflict.
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