Welcome to Cochrane Classmate

Classmate is an innovative tool that enables trainers, teachers and others to usethe Cochrane Crowd tasks for their students! If you teach evidence-based medicine this could be the tool for you. Watch a two-minute Classmate in a nutshell video to find out more.

Cochrane Classmate is a trainers' toolkit that lets you create exciting, interactive tasks to help your EBM students to learn about evidence production.
How it work
The benefits
Trusted evidence.
Informed decisions.
Better health.

Cochrane Crowd has enabled thousands of people interested in healthcare to come together and help identify health evidence. Many within the community have found the tasks a great way to learn.

Classmate enables you to use the Cochrane Crowd tasks as learning activities. As your students learn, they’ll also be helping Cochrane continue to identify health evidence.

Classmate can be used for a variety of learning settings: traditional classroom environments, as distance or virtual learning activities, as part of a workshop or event, as part of a fundraiser, and much more.

It’s simple to use. There are three main steps:

1

Select your learning activity

2

Invite your students

3

Make a cup of tea and watch and reward your students’ progress

Login to Cochrane Classmate

Classmate is Cochrane’s tool for developing training courses based around Cochrane Crowd.

Incorrect details entered. Please double check your email address and/or password.
  • Cochrane log in
    Please log in here with your Cochrane account - you will be taken to Cochrane where you can enter your email and password. You can also create a Cochrane account there if you don't already have one


Classmate dashboard
This is your dashboard. Once you have created a new challenge it will appear in this space and you can access it by clicking the dashboard item. To create a new challenger just click the button above and you will be guided through the creation process.
Create a new challenge

Which Crowd task is this challenge linked to?

Each Challenge is linked to an existing Cochrane Crowd task. When the challenge is run any users you have invited will be asked if they want to participate in the challenge when they log into Crowd and choose the nominated task. Each user can participate on only one challenge at a time for each task.

The description of the task will be added here
Create a new challenge

What do you want to call this challenge?

Choose something that will be easily identified by the people who you are inviting to the challenge. The name will appear in any emails relating to the Challenge that are sent via Classmate. The title of the challenge is limited to 140 characters.

Create a new course

Which Crowd task is this course linked to?

We have developed a number of modules that you might want to use with your students or group. Each one is made up of a training part and an assessment part. They are all interactive, and you’ll be able to monitor your group’s progress. If you are new to any of these modules, you can view a sample or try the whole module yourself. We currently have three modules available.

Introduction to Study Design, introduces students to the key aspects of study design

Introduction to CONSORT takes a look at the CONSORT reporting standards for titles and abstracts

CONSORT plus is for those who really want to cement their learning of CONSORT for titles and abstracts.

Create a new course

What do you want to call this course?

Choose something that will be easily identified by the people who you are inviting to the course. The name will appear in any emails relating to the course that are sent via Classmate. The title of the course is limited to 140 characters.

Create a new challenge

Is this challenge affiliated to an institution?

If you are running this challenge on behalf of an institution, maybe as a course for your students or as a training session for your researchers, then please enter the name of the institution so we can include it in emails and reports. You can leave this field blank if it’s not applicable.

Create a new course

Is this challenge affiliated to an institution?

If you are running this course on behalf of an institution, maybe as a course for your students or as a training session for your researchers, then please enter the name of the institution so we can include it in emails and reports. You can leave this field blank if it’s not applicable.

Create a new challenge

What is the challenge all about?

Let’s make sure as many people take part in the challenge as possible. Please explain to participants what the challenge aims to achieve and why it’s important that they participate. This description will be seen by all potential participants.

Create a new course

What is the course all about?

Please explain to participants what the course aims to achieve and why it’s important that they participate. This description will be seen by all potential participants.

Create a new challenge

Timings of the challenge

Challenges run for a set time. Enter the start and finish times of the challenge. The invitation emails will include these times and we’ll also send reminder emails just before the challenge begins and when it is about to end.

Create a new course

Timings of the course

Courses can run for a set time. Enter the start and finish times of the course. The invitation emails will include these times and we’ll also send reminder emails just before the course begins and when it is about to end.

Create a new challenge

How many teams are there?

Challenges can be run amongst individuals between teams. If you want to pit two or more teams against each other then tell us here how many teams there will be. Or, select no teams to work as individuals.

Create a new course

How many teams are there?

Courses can be run amongst individuals between teams. If you want to pit two or more other teams against each other then tell us here how many teams there will be. Or, select no teams to work as individuals.

Create a new challenge

Who will take part in this challenge?

We need to know a couple of things on this screen. What are your team names? Secondly, who will be in the teams?  Please give us a name for each team then paste in the email addresses of everyone in that team. We’ll work out whether they need to sign up to Crowd or not.

Create a new course

Who will take part in this course?

We need to know a couple of things on this screen. What are your team names? Secondly, who will be in the teams?  Please give us a name for each team then paste in the email addresses of everyone in that team. We’ll work out whether they need to sign up to Crowd or not.

We need to know who will be on this course? Please paste in the email addresses of everyone on this course. We’ll work out whether they need to sign up to Crowd or not.

Create a new challenge

Banner messages for the challenge

Banner messages are the single-line messages that flash up in Crowd to let people know what’s happening. You can define your own banner messages for the challenge here and have them displayed automatically at various points in the challenge.

Add a banner message

Condition Message
No banner messages have been added
Create a new challenge

Certificates

Participants will be sent an automatic certificate when the challenge is over. Only those who took part will receive a certificate

To participants

To the winner

Add a banner message to be displayed instantly in crowd

Banner messages

Condition Message
No banner messages have been added
This is where you can invite your participants to your Classmate course or challenge. Simply click on the Add Participants button and paste in the email addresses of those you wish to invite.
Insert the details of the user here
Questions
Who's winning?

Summary

Classifications per hour

Participant contribution