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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

Updates for New, Incoming Students (Summer and Fall 2021)

COVID-19 online training is no longer required, effective June 1, 2021. 

Wellness training for new, incoming students for the Fall 2021 semester is not yet open. You will receive email communication in late July when the training platform is ready for you to use. Your welcome email will include instructions on how to access and log in to the wellness training. Please do not attempt to log in prior to receiving your welcome email, as you will receive an error message. 

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.

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.