FAQ for Faculty

Immersion faculty may be teaching an ACE, AE, ISC or an AI, but many of the questions remain the same.

Please click on the link below to be directed to the Office of Enrollment Services page. This will give you step by step guide on how to check enrollment for your course.

https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/enrollment/class-rosters

Please click on the link below to be directed to the VSTAR Platform home page: https://vstar.mc.vanderbilt.edu 

Click on the “Log In” button in the upper right hand corner.

Click on the “Learn” button in the bar at the top.

VSTAR Learn is a Learning Management System based on Moodle that provides a way for faculty to deliver content to students. Created to give educators the best tools to manage and promote learning, it provides easy ways to create dynamic online activities that support your course’s objectives, including assignments, forums, downloadable files, quizzes, and other features as listed below.

Current Users

Course Directors
Faculty
Course Coordinators
Students

Features

Assignment submission
Discussion forum
Files download
Grading
Instant messages
Online calendar
Online news and announcement
Online quiz
Multimedia Integration
Question Bank
Data Analysis & Reports
Device Compatibility

For information on how to navigate VSTAR Learn, please visit the Help tutorials: https://vstar.mc.vanderbilt.edu/help/article-categories/learn-getting-started-students/

Please click on the link to be directed to the VSTAR Platform homepage: https://vstar.mc.vanderbilt.edu 

Click on the “Log In” button in the upper right hand corner.

Click on the “Portfolio” button in the bar at the top.

VSTAR Portfolio is an activity-based assessment system which provides Vanderbilt students, faculty, and administrators with the tools and workflows to facilitate self-reflection, student assessment, peer assessment, and personal learning goals. VSTAR Portfolio helps manage student, advisor, and coach relationships, and enables real-time and asynchronous collaboration around many types of learning encounters.

Current Users

Students
Course Directors
Clinical Faculty, including residents
Staff

Features for courses

Customized assessment forms using internal form building tools
Customized groups and assignments with automated workflows and alerts
Curriculum mapping and student dashboards
Advisor availability calendar for one-on-one meetings
Rich student profile

Faculty must input the final grades for each student into Online Grading. Please click on each hyperlink below to learn more about Online Grading.

VSTAR Learn allows for completion and tracking of course material while students are in your course. Online Grading is a last step, after course completion, where finalized grades must be entered for the School of Medicine prior to listing on the student’s transcript. Online Grading is the official record for the Enrollment Services Office, and without input here, there would be no official record of the student's course completion or grade. 

Comments entered here (from the summative section, not formative section) may also be pulled for use in the student's Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE), formerly referred to as the "Dean's Letter."