e-Institute courses are compatible with a variety of devices: PC, laptop, or tablet (Android tables are not officially supported. If you have problems, please move to a PC or an iPad). You will be able to track your progress through each course, enabling you to exit and pick up where you left off at a later time.

Frequently Asked Questions About the e-Institute

What is the AOA's e-Institute?
What are the technical requirements for completing a course?

How do I access a course I purchased?
How do I return to a course after I have left?
Where do I find the module assessment?

Where do I find the end-of-course evaluation (survey)?
Where is my certificate of completion?
Where can I see a list of all the courses I have purchased and completed?
How do I access course related documents?

What is the AOA's e-Institute?

e-Institute features online learning products from The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) that develop important leadership skills. 

What are the technical requirements for completing a course?

Flash 10 or later, and one of the following browsers:

Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later
Firefox 1.x and later
Google Chrome
Opera 9.5 and later.
Mac:

Safari 3 and later
Firefox 1.x and later
Google Chrome
Linux:

Firefox 1.x and later
HTLM5:

Windows or Mac: Google Chrome 29 or later
Mac: Safari 6.0.5 or later
iPad: Safari in Apple iOS 6.0 or later
NOTE: AOA e-Institute courses may work on some Android devices. However, Android devices are not officially supported at this time. If you experience technical difficulties while using an Android device, you may wish to switch to a PC or iPad.

How do I access a course I purchased?

You will find a list of all e-Institute courses that you have purchased in  "My AOA" under the "My e-Institute" tab. Complete the following steps to access the course's content modules:

Select your course from the "My e-Institute" tab.
It will take you to the e-Institute.
Under the "My Courses" tab, locate the desired activity and click the Launch button.
From the Modules tab, click the activity title to expand the section. Then click the Launch button.
Follow the instructions provided to complete the module's content.

How do I return to a course after I have left?

You may leave and return to a course at any time whether you have completed it or not. The instructions to return to a course are as follows:

1. Go to the AOA website (http://www.aoassn.org) and log in using your e-mail and password.
2. Click the "My AOA" tab.
3. Under "My e-Institute, click on the desired course title.
4. You'll be taken to the e-Institute.
5. From the "My Courses" tab, locate the desired activity and click the "Launch" button.
6. Your course will automatically resume where you left off. You have the option to restart the course from the beginning.

You will know whether you have completed a course by checking the status progress indicator found next to the course title.

Where do I find the module assessment?

Some content modules include an assessment to evaluate your learning. After you have completed the module's content, you can access the assessment if one is assigned. There are two different places from where you can access the Module Assessment:

Click the Take Module Assessment link in the upper-right corner of the content launch screen OR
Click the Take Module Assessment button from the Modules tab.
After you have accessed the Module Assessment, follow the instructions provided to complete it.
NOTE: In some cases, you may need to pass the assessment with a specific score in order to complete the activity.

Course evaluation

The AOA requests your feedback based on your course experience.to help us improve future AOA courses. Responses are kept confidential.

Evaluations are only available after you've completed all the course components (i.e., content module, assessment--if assigned). Check your status progress indicator for the course to ensure that you have completed all of the required components.

You can launch the evaluation by clicking the Course Survey button from Modules tab in the List of Activities title bar.

Where is my certificate of completion?

Your certificate of completion will be available after you have submitted your Course Evaluation. Access your certificate by clicking the "Print Certificate" button from the Modules tab in the List of Activities title bar.
Certificates are created as PDF files and are opened within your web browser. To print your certificate, either press CTRL+P on your keyboard, or select File > Print in your browser.

Where can I see a list of all the courses I have purchased and completed?

You may access a list of all your purchased courses within the e-Institute (not under "My AOA") by clicking on the E-Transcript icon in the Training Menu toolbar on the right-hand side.
A printable version of all your courses will display. If you have completed a course, a link to a PDF version of your certificate will also be provided.

How do I access course-related documents?

Some courses have related documents for your use. To access these documents, click the Tools/Project Documents icon in the Training Menu toolbar. From there, select the documents you wish to download.

Download the FAQs

Select the file below to download a pdf of the answers to the e-Institute FAQs. Then, check the bottom of your screen to access the downloaded pdf file. 
eInstitute FAQs
(Adobe PDF File)