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New Modules Added to the TBLC Resource Bank

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative resource bank has been updated with three new TBL teaching modules! When you log into the Member Only section of the TBLC website, click on the Resource Bank to view the TBL modules available and to access these new modules. Below is a listing of the newly added TBL teaching modules:

Title: The Manager’s Job
Author: Mark Harrison

Title: Ensuring Student Buy-in and Engagement with TBL or Flipped Classes
Author: Peter Balan, Michele Clark, and Greg Restall

Title: Team-Based Learning in an Online Environment
Author: Michele Clark

Did you know that you can submit your own module to be peer reviewed by fellow TBLC members and included in the TBLC Resource Bank? Click here to download the Resource Bank submission form and e-mail it to

If you have any difficulty accessing these resources, please contact

TBLC – Featured Module: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping

This month’s featured module is Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping (IABP). The Module was developed by Dr. Judy Currey, reviewed, and published to the Resource Bank in the Fall of 2015. The Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping module was designed for a course in Master of Nursing Practice (Intensive Care, Cardiac Care, Emergency Care, Critical Care).

The Module focuses on six learning goals. The Learning Goals are:

  1. perform a safety check of the IABP machine to ensure correct functioning;
  2. discuss the indications and contraindications for IABP therapy;
  3. explain principles and physiological effects of IABP therapy;
  4. rationalise and evaluate the nursing management of a patient with an IABP insitu with reference to:
    • systemic assessment of patient
    • prevention and detection of systemic and local complications
    • alarm troubleshooting
    • timing:
      • establishment
      • difference between r wave deflate (real timing) and conventional
      • recognition of correct timing and timing errors
    • weaning from therapy
    • removal of balloon
    • transport of patient
    • care of the catheter, tubing and machine;
  5. describe and evaluate the normal balloon pressure waveform morphology;
  6. interpret tracings of a concurrent cardiac rhythm strip and arterial blood pressure waveform in order to determine timing of the IABP in the cardiac cycle and any potential haemodynamic benefits or complications, with particular reference to:
    • correct timing morphology
    • timing errors of late inflation, late deflation, early inflation and early deflation
    • identification of 1:1, 1:2 and 1:3 IABP support

The Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping module includes an eight question RAT and two Application Exercises.

This module and many more can be found in the TBLC Resource Bank. Click here to log in to the Member’s Site.

Did you know that you can submit your own module to be peer reviewed by fellow TBLC members and included in the TBLC Resource Bank? Click here to download the Resource Bank submission form and e-mail it to

TBLC – Will you be attending any Educational Conferences? Tell us!

We’d like to get the word out about Team-Based Learning and about the Collaborative. To do this, we need your help!

Will you be attending any Education-Based Conferences this year? If you are, please let us know! You can send this information to us via email at

We’d like to begin exhibiting at these meetings and your information will help us expand our list of current meetings to attend. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please just let us know at

Submit Your Module to the TBLC Resource Bank!

Do you have a favorite module you use in your classes that you’d love to share with others in your field? Be sure to submit your completed module to the TBLC Resource Bank!

If you’d like to submit your module, click here to download the submission form. The submission form includes all information necessary for teaching your module as well as instructions on submitting it. Once received, your module will be peer-reviewed by members of the TBLC Editorial Board.

We would especially like to receive modules from any non-health sciences subject, but all subjects are welcome!

We look forward to receiving your module!

TBLC – Fundamentals Certificate Information

As you may recall, the TBLC offered a Fundamentals Track Certificate at the 2017 Meeting in Orlando, Florida. If you attended the meeting, completed the five fundamentals workshops for the certificate, and did not receive your certificate, please let us know via email at so that we can re-send it to you.

If you weren’t aware of the Fundamentals Certificate, TBLC will be offering it again at the 2018 Meeting in San Diego, California! The Certificate includes the following workshops:

  1. TBL 101
  2. Creating an Effective TBL Module
  3. Evaluating Multiple Choice Questions
  4. Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom
  5. Peer Feedback and Evaluation: Accountability in Action

Registration Now Open – TBLC Regional Workshop in Chicago

The Team Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) is offering a unique opportunity to experience team-based learning at the regional workshop in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

This all day session will offer 2 workshops:

TBL 101
This is the single best introduction to TBL. It is conducted in a TBL format, participants must prepare ahead, take an IRAT, and engage actively with their assigned team members. The structure, process, and essential characteristics of an effective TBL module are emphasized.

At the end of this workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental principles that foster active learning in small groups
  • Identify the key elements of TBL
  • Appreciate the value of “backward design”
  • Define the 4S approach to effective in-class applications
  • Identify barriers to implementation and strategize solutions

Creating an Effective TBL Module
This workshop is for educators who have completed the introductory workshop on Team-Based Learning™ – TBL 101. The entire workshop is conducted in a TBL format and there is an advance assignment.

Participants will practice and develop skills for creating effective Team-Based Learning modules by participating in the following activities:

  • a clarification of the process and importance of readiness assurance
  • a differentiation of the levels and types of application exercise questions
  • an opportunity to practice writing objectives for an application exercise writing an application exercise and comparing and contrasting the application exercises of others

These workshops will be led by Amy Lin, Abbas Hyderi, and Hugh Clements-Jewery. For more information or to register, please click here.