Many departments have now pivoted to virtual offerings. Join in to share, learn, and discuss delivery of Virtual Wellbeing.
Hey Josh - long time no talk!
Atlanta, GA from GSU
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Josh-I work with Maria Tonry..she says hi =)
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but will you continue to hug! real question.
I think the key to marketing is that since our assessment says “word of mouth “ is most powerful…we need to engage our campus student social media influencers with high student following to use “fear of missing out” or try it out cause my friend is doing the online platforms (virtual programs for well-being)
Fitness Classes, Esports, Wellness Conversations and tips
we’re piloting some classes via zoom and have hosted a couple of trivia nights so far
GA Southern University Honors Program does Friday night trivia online
Fitness classes and weekly wellbeing posts
Les Mills also
Hello from Crista and Jenna from Georgia Southern University!
We are currently doing at least one facebook live fitness class a day. We also have an ongoing promotional give away going on through Instagram with a few other departments on campus which has helped increase our followers.
Our student staff has been bored: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-Ki5IBhn5l/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
Campus Rec hosted a Facebook live HIIT class at GA Southern Uni too! Lots of fun, good way to boost mood
Here are UNI Student Wellness Services we are posting FB Live videos each day and Wellness Wednesday / Take Time Thursday FB Live videos.
cooking demos, group fitness, self led hikes, and vlogging https://www.uccs.edu/recwellness/campus-rec/remote-programs
Our Division of Student Affairs launched a virtual student union. https://ufsa.ufl.edu/virtual-union/
We have been using a disclaimer before all of our posts
Fitness classes by our instructors, morning meditations on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and esports leagues, and at home workouts created and posted by our personal trainers
I agree, Kevin, it is challenging to know whether or not share other business' content - I fear that we're offering them an alternative to our facility that they'll continue to access even after we're back in operations.
Iowa state is offering online fitness via instagram. Also offering IM’a via esports.
We require registration for our own fitness classes, so they must click a waiver, so it’s exclusive to people that engage in the virtual classes
We have a virtual waiver through our app ATLETO with a disclaimer- stony brook university
Via our Fusion portal and it’s limited right now to our faculty/staff members and all students.
Legal gave us a disclaimer at Colorado School of Mines as well
we put a disclaimer as well at new haven
We talked to legal and created a disclaimer.
Quinnipiac is doing a disclaimer as well
Disclaimer - App State
participants yes. our facility waiver extends to remote locations for programs we offer at al times.
We also cannot employ students for any fitness classes . All by pro staff and GA team.
We also have a waiver posted for all online options
not yet, thankfully
We created a private facebook group and require zoom registration. Our liability/wavier is listed in the registration information as they join the zoom call. We also have the instructor mention general information about working at their own pace. We currently only have staff or GAs on stipend teaching, as we cannot pay students right now.
We have a screen before you enter the virtual fitness class that says what the risk is and that by attending the class you are assuming liability. But yes, we have waivers for personal training and small group training as well.
PowerMusic has a list of music available for live streaming
We're moving towards Zoom Webinar (different than Meeting) and they let you set up a registration page with custom questions where we post portions of our waiver that participants must agree to in order to participate
The Quarantine Quiz Show via twitch seemed to have high engagement Monday night pilot run….Twitch channel ‘Recwithoutborders'
I haven’t utilized it yet
Do any of you that have created a private facebook group or private link feel that you are limiting the amount of people who participate by forcing them to pre register for the virtual class?
We are doing classes over IG live and post & pin a comment at the start that states "we do not own the rights to this music" and that's been helpful. We also don't save certain classes to show after the live session because of their restrictions (Zumba)
We created virtual fitness classes for our community's elementary and middle school students, and those have been shared more than any other post in our Facebook history! Parents in your communities are looking for ways to get their kids moving!
we've been hosting youtube videos of hike tutorials around town- where the trail heads are, where you can park, what the hike is like etc. led by fitness instructors and our outdoor staff
We have a very active Exercise is Medicine, Nutrition Care Club and National Wellness Institute groups collaborating. See link https://shp.rowan.edu/departments/hes/project-persevere.html
Our university has contracts with several music industries and our instructors are covered through those contracts regarding music specifically
It only takes a few seconds to type your name in, similar to how you registered for this call. We are trying to limit our participation to our pass holders. We also are getting their emails in the event we want to survey or gather data for anything at a later time.
We love they are committed to share health & well-being…and try not to conflict with their efforts…I think sharing a google sheet with all partners on campus so we can work together and collaborate when appropriate, vs. duplicating or doing programs/events at same time
can you type that website into the chat?
What was the name of that facebook group?
We are getting ready to launch personal training videos
will this be recorded and shared? I have to join another call
Quarantine Quiz Show Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/3013892628676894/
Shanna Moody - yes
Collegiate Recreation - Sport Programs Administrators site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1360545047479021/
We have partnered with counselling and our health promotion and education team at our University to put together another iteration of our "Wellbeing Challenge." We are using an online scavenger hunt app that promotes health promoting behaviours while social distancing.
Alyssa, can you share what app you are using for your scavenger hunt?
we are using Trainerize and so far so good!
We have a bi-weekly “Strive to Thrive” Newsletter via Constant Contact that goes out to heighten well-being. This one will focus on our virtual programs, articles from students that blog about how they are adjusting, and also some great soul pancake videos (this one is Power of Optimism).
Passive ideas: social distancing bingo, walk/steps challenges
Washington State has online classes at the availability of instructors, all hosted through Zoom. We are also offering free workouts of the day. The only service patrons have to pay for is online PT sessions. We use one fit stop, and so they can purchase through that. That is for current PT clients as well as new clients.
The newsletter goes out to 22,000 students/employees and gets about a 38-39% open rate, which is considered good for higher ed open rate.
Our Recreation Services has been doing a new passive "We Miss You Campaign" with pictures of the Wellness/Recreation Center empty and saying how excited we are to have students back.
Has anyone had issues with university IT not letting you use Zoom? We were told we need to use blackboard collaborative if we want to go that route.
Georgia Southern IT is saying not to use zoom for us
We are working on a Terminator Inspired ‘We’ll be back!
Jamie…we are not restricted to use zoom, but we are a CISCO school for phones/IT so we use Webex most of the time
Santa Clara University has a campus Zoom Pro account - so we are allowed to use zoom
CSULB has been able to use Zoom but we’re to put a password on meetings/events
Drew…does this generation know Arnold as a non-governor and bada** hero?
Here at UNI, we are also developing a well-being challenge in the form of a bingo card. Students will have to complete each challenge to be entered to win a prize.
We are working on a Terminator Inspired ‘We’ll be back!’ Campaign with our Intramural Program. Keeping that positive messaging going and using Campus Recreation as a plan that we all together
We are using Scavify which is very user friendly both from an organizer and participant interface
Hi all, Kyra Dickie here from University of Central Florida!
I work in Student Wellness Services, so we are working to partner with Recreation Services, our Health Clinic, and our Counseling Center to plan for an event before finals week called De-Stress Days. Looking into having streamed yoga sessions, mindfulness programming, and other digital options alongside relaxation activities in a new format (e.g. coloring contest).
We decided to connect with UCF marketing and communications and they are going to be creating a “Workout Wednesdays” where our fitness staff will be offering 3 group ex classes throughout the day. Great opportunity for visibility and engagement because the university platform is much larger than ours. Highly recommend!
Is anyone transforming their previously planned in-person events and putting them online? Wellness Workshops, Wellness Fair, Zen Zone (study week before final exam)
Leah, I was just going to say that too! Thanks!
Week of April 13 is National Student Employee Appreciation Week - so keep that in mind for those that are still trying to engage with student employees…find ways to send virtual cards that multiple people can video/write in or send
Hi Leah. Yes, CSU Long Beach is in the process of moving our future in-person events virtually.
Has anyone discussed "sharing instructors," for those of us who cannot pay our student employees to teach? As in, would you be comfortable with UToledo Rec sharing your live classes to our facebook pages to help provide virtual classes to our students?
with instagram anyone can participate in our classes.
add a password option
ESU is willing to share! Just follow us on Instagram to see our stuff!
I'm not from UCSD (from UC Berkeley here), but they have done a great job with their virtual playground: https://recreation.ucsd.edu/
YES the 2020 rec movement!
Yes! SDSU in South Dakota has shared their classes/Facebook info with me, and you would be very welcome to share our classes (https://www.facebook.com/NWICC.LLRC)
UNC Charlotte can share! We are starting ours next week!
Southern Oregon here! Our list of online resources - wellness focused, fitness ideas + a lot more: https://recreation.sou.edu/wellness/virtual-resources/
UIC is happy to share. The clase
WOW! thank you so much everyone!! This is why I LOVE Campus rec... we are always so willing to share and support everyone!
Sorry, the classes are on our website: rec.uic.edu
eSports & Social Gaming: https://campusrecreation.tulane.edu/intramurals/esports
That’s great Lindsay and Steve…please share on here
That is awesome - when will it be posted?
does failing at homeschooling your kids count as active minutes?
We have been having success with FB live, Instagram stories, and other video-based content. One thing to note is that we have had more views on FB Live videos after they are recorded (not during), so there is benefit to posting after recording if that will create a high quality video.
The NIRSA Activity Challenge: It is open to students and faculty and staff. It is all around self reported active minutes. It does not need to be group fitness specific.
Based on Leah
Part of our newsletter will have a google form to submit how students are being resilient and navigating COVID-19…so then we can vet the submissions and share with others..students usually think they are alone in suffering
Vlogging and Blogs about different topics- setting up a work space, managing life at home
Based on Leah's conversation in another webinar, we're doing an all-staff Zoom call this week
Offering virtual fitness classes in meditation, yoga, circuit training, resistance training via Zoom. Also have a workout via IG on Mondays. https://www.southalabama.edu/departments/campusrec/southfit/groupclasses.html
ESU’s Instagram @ESURec
Is anyone doing their previously scheduled events as live options?
We also did an employee q&a virtual to not only support them about not being able to work, but other questions about campus navigation (college, etc.)
We are meeting today to finalize hashtags that we will use every day; ie #MondayMantra or #TreatyourselfTuesday etc. The goal is to have lighthearted posts on social media for our followers to see
Plan to do those every 2-3 weeks open forum
U NewHaven Instagram @chargerrec
We utilize Mailchimp for our newsletter. It has an 80% opening rate (we are a small-medium sized school). Mailchimp is great and free! We have the newsletter link in the bio and emailed people from fusion as well as included the subscription landing page in the app
IG bio that is - social media
walking meeting while on this wellbeing Roundtable.
I am sitting at the skatepark to provide wellness for my 12 year old - so he will be calm during my next zoom call which includes my boss!
NIRSA is working with our partners Riddle and Bloom to have a sponsored recreation challenge similar to what was described by Ohio University. If you are interested in participating, contact Emily Hughes at NIRSA. Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org
We have set up Zoom Office Hours. We schedule times to be on zoom and send it out to our student employees so they can “drop in” like they used to when they worked in the building.
For Outdoor: Links to virtual National Park tours as well as book, movie, and podcast recommendations.
We're currently exploring a virtual race option to connect some runners through Strava or something similar.
We are trying to do something Strava as well - has anyone had success with that?
We have weekly social media posts for passive health education: #MindfulMonday, #TastyTuesday, #WrapitWednesday (sexual health), #SelfCareSaturday, #SleepWellSunday
Strava would be a GREAT idea.
5 min SPARK games! Balloon VB over the couch to keep mom and kid moving and sane!
We have our faculty/staff fitness program that is teaching weekly classes via Zoom. Parents and their kids are doing the workouts together
I use TikTok to personally remind myself how uncool I am.
Creighton pitched it to our students, ours said stay "the heck" off of Tik Tok.
I'd like to use Tic Tok for our virtual De-Stress Days so open to ideas!
I use it personally but not professionally lol
We have used it more for marketing content as opposed to programming
I like Creighton's approach, Greg! :)
Montclair State is using Tik-Tok Zoom meetings to get together with staff. So today prostaff is hosting a zoom to all get together and do tiktok dances
@alyssa @kevin I can barely figure out this chatroom LOL
IGTV has been great for videos and you can share them onto Facebook directly as a video
theres a great plank challenge on tiktok right now if anyone wants to start there :)
We cross post all of our content to IG and Facebook. IG Seems to connect with students, and FB is where most of our fac/staff opt to engage.
Zoom recordings seem to go over better than Live. Participants can do it on their own time - it seems like they don't want to schedule it into their day.
We had our campus Rec alum Shaun T do a university Instagram takeover…nice having fitness celebrity to be featured..he shouted out his awesome student work experience in Group Ex/Fitness
Q: anyone else have new student orientations (incoming first year students) going online? If o, how are you involved in that?
Aren't you lucky Kevin! That's a great celebrity alum to have at this time:)
We tag all IG stories with our university IG and they repost everything. It's been awesome
OSU's orientation will be online, but we aren't yet sure how Rec Sports will be involved yet.
Shaun T!!! love him
@Lance Haynie … Creighton is doing that. We had a number of NSO events move to Zoom in the last week. Me and my team have been very involved.
Example of what we have done in the past (in-person) with De-Stress Days.
We are also doing orientation online this summer. Hoping to create a video to administer content in that format.
Offering the spring Intuitive Eating Workshop via Zoom: https://studentwellness.uni.edu/eating-well
Teams is great, we use it as well! Definitely recommend!
Students can also schedule 1:1s over Zoom: https://studentwellness.uni.edu/intuitive-eating
Matt Cohen was the contact who is organizing the NIRSA movement challenge: He would be the best person to get access to the challenge and learn more about how to start sending your live content. email@example.com
Teams is awesome
If you can click this link and it works…have some fun as admin to share what you do at home to stay well. https://www.facebook.com/167825889897484/videos/611610259422721/
Division wide https://ufsa.ufl.edu/virtual-union/
Engaging campus partners: currently just sharing each others posts via social media.
How to track Instagram insights https://youtu.be/osuVKrhlgyo
@ryan.heffington on instagram is a famous choreographer! He offers free dance parties that he calls Sweatfest! I am not a dancer but they look like a blast! He is live right now and has over 700 people participating!
Analytics - we are not providing assessments for digital programs even if modified from ones that would normally be administered in-person.
We are excited to plan a “What does mental health mean to you” virtual panel on April 22 - with Born This Way Foundation, Give Something Back Foundation, NIRSA, and Rowan partners…
Do you have to have a business Instagram account for the insights?
Yes - your account will need to be set up as a business account to view insights
Continued data collection for nutrition counseling, wellness coaching (demographics & Qualtrics), new collect for 10 min PT consultations, analytics for SM engagement
WSU is tracking numbers for participation on fitness classes on an excel doc. we’re relying on instructors to report raw numbers. We track PT sessions through one fit stop… our marketing team has their hands in on FB and IG use.
We will be doing voluntary evals because we can’t pay everyone
Creighton will attempt to continue the GROW program. We haven't figured out 'how' yet with the mandate that we can't have our students employees work.
Josh Downing - firstname.lastname@example.org 317-213-3736
Thank you, Josh!
We have an extensive online training that our staff are required to participate in weekly to have their hours recorded. I can expand on this with anyone later email@example.com
Thanks for sharing, Jonathan! Love the idea of doing a mock interview with student employees to help them articulate narratives of competencies.
Thank you NIRSA & Josh!
Thank you everyone, it's great to have such a great support group!
01:22:55Leah Hall Dorothy
Awesome work Josh!! Thanks for supporting the NIRSA Family
Thanks Josh and all!
This has been such a great roundtable, so informative and resourceful. Re-motivated me today so thank you to you all!!!!
Great job and thanks everyone!
thanks for this!!
Great program. Thank you, all.
Thanks Josh!! Great to see you :)
Great roundtable! Thank you from Gettysburg!
Thanks everyone! Great Job today!
Thank you for doing this!
Thanks Josh and everyone!
Thank you all!
Thank you! And love the quote!! Stay well!
Can you share that last piece you read?
@Leah what a great quote tying it all together (I'm sure that was on Facebook). Josh, can you put that in the chat?
We are in this together! Stay safe y'all.
Thank you for this, everyone take care!
NIRSA family much love!
wonderful roundtable. Thank you Josh and thank you everyone
Thank you Josh! Great reminder! Thank you Leah for the great quote.
Thanks for facilitating Josh!!
Thanks Josh! Thanks everyone!
Thank you Josh!
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