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About TEACH-VIP E-Learning
System requirements
Choosing lessons
Lesson components
Links to other TEACH-VIP E-Learning lessons
Printing TEACH-VIP E-Learning lessons

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About TEACH-VIP E-Learning

TEACH-VIP E-Learning is an online self-paced curriculum in violence and injury prevention. You can choose from 20 lessons to create a learning experience appropriate to your needs and schedule. Each lesson can be completed in approximately one hour – although optional activities and readings are available that can add to the time needed to complete a lesson.

TEACH-VIP E-Learning is based on TEACH-VIP, a curriculum developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and a global network of experts in injury and violence prevention. It was adapted for online use by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The content of the modules reflect the views and expertise of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position of the CDC.

TEACH-VIP E-Learning was developed using Moodle, an open-source course management system.

System requirements

TEACH-VIP E-Learning has been tested using Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. It may also work with other web browsers.

The printer-friendly versions of TEACH-VIP E-Learning lessons and most of the publications in the Selected online resources section of each lesson can be downloaded to your computer, printed, used offline, or distributed in electronic or print formats using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

To download a free copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader, click


We encourage you to create a TEACH-VIP E-Learning account. Logging in with a username and a password allows you to use the interactive self-assessments that are part of each lesson. Creating a TEACH-VIP E-Learning account is fast and simple. To do so, to do so, please visit the Login page.

You can use TEACH-VIP E-Learning without creating an account by using the Login as a guest button to the left of this box. However, guests cannot use the interactive self-assessments.

Choosing lessons

The TEACH-VIP E-Learning lessons are organized into four categories. The categories are listed on the TEACH-VIP E-Learning homepage. A complete list of categories and lessons is on the Lesson catalogue page.

You can use each TEACH-VIP E-Learning lesson individually. You can also combine any number of TEACH-VIP E-Learning lessons to create a customized learning programme appropriate for your needs and interests.

Lesson components

Each TEACH-VIP E-Learning lesson includes the following components:
  • A lesson homepage featuring an overview of the lesson and a table of contents.
  • Topics, which are individual sections or “chapters” of that lesson.
  • Three self-assessments, which are short quizzes designed to enhance your learning experience.
  • An Activity, which is a more reflective and complex task designed to be done offline, although resources found on the Web may be useful in finishing the activity.
  • Selected online resources, which provide additional information. With some exceptions, these resources are free and can be downloaded by clicking on the title. A complete list of these resources, organized by lesson categories, can be found by clicking on the Selected resources link on the left navigation bar.

There are several ways of navigating TEACH-VIP E-Learning:

  • The navigation bar on the left hand side of the screen includes links to the following items:
  • TEACH-VIP homepage
  • Help/How to use TEACH-VIP (the page you are now reading)
  • Glossary: a collection of the definitions from all the lessons
  • Selected resources: a collection of the resources from all the lessons

  • Bread crumbs at the top left of the screen provide a trail back to the TEACH-VIP E-Learning homepage.
  • A Jump to menu at the top right of each topic screen provides access to all of the pages in each lesson.
  • Previous page/Next page buttons at the bottom of each page and on either side of the Jump to menu button provide access to the previous and next pages of a lesson.
  • Reference numbers in brackets link to a list of citations for that lesson.

Some tables, graphs, and charts can be enlarged for easier viewing. Graphics that can be enlarged are indicated by a caption reading “(Clicking twice on this graphic will cause a larger version to appear in a pop-up box).”

Clicking once on the graphic will cause a larger version to appear in a new tab or window (depending on the browser you are using).

If you wish to enlarge the graphic further, place the cursor over the graphic until it turns into a magnifying glass containing a “+” symbol. Clicking on this magnifying glass (once) will cause the graphic to become even larger.


When the cursor is moved over a word or term defined in the glossary:

  • The word or term will appear underlined.
  • The cursor will change from an arrow to a pointing hand.

Clicking on a word or term with a glossary link will open a pop-up window that includes the following:

  • the definition of that term
  • a link to the lesson topic in which that term is defined
  • a Close this window button

A link to Glossary, which contains all the definitions, is located on the left navigation

Links to other TEACH-VIP E-Learning lessons

Lesson links are indicated by for more information, followed by the words “For more information…” Lesson links
allow you to access a topic in another lesson in which an important term is defined or explained. These lessons or topics will open in either a new tab or a new window, depending on the browser you are using.


Each TEACH-VIP E-Learning lesson includes three self-assessments – short interactive quizzes designed to enhance your learning and highlight topics you may want to review. You can only use the self-assessments if you have logged in using a username and password. You cannot use the self-assessments if you have logged in as a guest.

Use the Attempt quiz button to take a self-assessment. Select your answer by clicking on one or more answer choices per question.

After you have chosen your answers, click the Submit all and finish button at the bottom of the page. You will see an answer screen which uses the following symbols:
  • a large green checkmark indicating that the answer you chose was correct
  • a large red X indicating that the answer you chose was incorrect
  • a small green checkmark indicating whether an answer you did not choose was a correct
  • a small red X indicating whether an answer you did not choose was incorrect

Self-assessment sample

The Answer key for each assessment includes the following:
  • the correct answer for each question
  • an explanation of that answer
  • a link to the topic on which the question was based allowing you to return to that topic and review the material if you chose an incorrect answer

The assessments are scored as follows:
  • each correct answer is valued at one point, except:
  • multiple choice questions, in which one point is added for every correct answer, and one point deducted for every incorrect answer

Upon completing an assessment, you will receive a Grade comparing the points you received on that assessment to the maximum number of points possible.

You may take an assessment as many times as you wish. Once you have completed an assessment, returning to that assessment will generate a history of your attempts at that assessment, as well as the date and grade of each attempt.

No cumulative score is available for all the assessments in any one lesson or for all the lessons for which you are registered.

Printing TEACH-VIP E-Learning lessons

A printer-friendly version of each TEACH-VIP E-Learning lesson is available by clicking on PDF Icon
at the top of each lesson homepage.

Printer-friendly versions of the Selected resources list and Glossary are also available.

The printer-friendly versions of TEACH-VIP E-Learning lessons and other materials are PDF
files, which can be read using Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can download Adobe Reader by clicking on the icon below. It is free.

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