Guide to getting onboard the #Ambulance! Crew (September 2017)

There are five steps required to “onboard” (prepare) for the #Ambulance! exercise.

  • You are encouraged to complete these steps before the exercise starts on 28 August 2017.
  • We estimate that these steps typically require less than 30 minutes to complete.

Please note that we have included videos and links to resources also available in Spanish and Arabic.

Here is a message from the #Ambulance! Team about Orientation Week. (Spanish captions are available.)

Discover the two web sites you will use in this course.

In this course, we will be primarily using two web sites as tools to support learning:

  1. Scholar is the course web site where we will be working together. You can work in Scholar at any time, from anywhere.
  2. GoToTraining is the software that we will use to meet once a week for the three discussion groups.

1. Register for one of the three discussion groups

You are required to participate in one of the three discussion groups. Each discussion takes no more than 30 minutes. If you have a legitimate reason for absence, you will be provided with the session recording.

Use the links below to check the time in your location and to register for one of the weekly sessions.

Discussion groupRegistration linkMeeting datesMeeting timeTraining ID
Red TeamRegister for Red Team30 August; 6, 13, 20, 27 September0700 Geneva (check time)470-864-348
Blue TeamRegister for Blue Team30 August; 6, 13, 20, 27 September2000 Geneva (check time)870-351-900
Grupo de debate (español)Register for Grupo de debate30 August; 6, 13, 20, 27 September1100 Panamá (check time)874-521-116

You only need to register once. You will then receive automatic notifications 1 week, 1 day, and 1 hour before each session. You can also join a different session, if needed.

2. Create your account in Scholar

Click here to start the registration in Scholar… This is the single most important step that you need to complete!

Download the step-by-step guide to create your account and register in Scholar’s #Ambulance! Community English Español

Video: Create your account in Scholar (3:35) Download video file (MP4, 39.7 MB)


  • When signing into Scholar, please verify that your device is not auto-capitalizing the first letter of your user name or password.
  • We recommend that you write down the Given Name, Surname, and Username for future reference.
  • You will need to recall both the E-mail you used to register and the Password you created every time you log into Scholar.
  • Click on Create Account only after you have ensured that you will be able to recall both Username and Password.

3. Join the #Ambulance! (2017) Community in Scholar.

After you have created your account in Scholar, you need to join the #Ambulance! Community.

Tip: Use your web browser to create a bookmark for the #Ambulance! Community. You will need to check the Community for Updates on a regular basis (usually once a day).

Video: Join the #Ambulance! Community in Scholar (3:35) Download video file (MP4, 39.7 MB)


4. Once you have joined the Community, introduce yourself.

Video: Introduce yourself to the #Ambulance! Community in Scholar (3:35) Download video file (MP4, 39.7 MB)

Once you have completed this step, please note:

  • From this point on, everything you need will be found in Scholar.
  • You will receive e-mail from Scholar (via to notify you when new updates and comments are posted in the Community.
  • Only the discussion groups takes place outside of Scholar.

5. Join the WhatsApp group for your language

Join the WhatsApp group for your language and introduce yourself to the #Ambulance! Crew

  • Click here to join the #Ambulance! Global WhatsApp group… (Grupo en español…)
  • To join the Arabic speakers’ WhatsApp group, please send a WhatsApp message to Arabic Team Leader Dr Hanna Kaade on +491782875185.

In the short video below, the #Ambulance! Crew’s Michael Bradfield explains why it is worth going through these steps.

Additional support resources

Tip: Please note that there are many short videos in English, Spanish, and Arabic available through the screens below. Click in the top left of the video viewer, on the three white horizontal bars with the tiny white arrow, as shown below.


You may also access the #Ambulance! Crew Course folder. In this Dropbox folder, you will find all of the materials used in the course. This includes the tutorial videos available for download.

Additional support and video tutorials in English

Additional support and video tutorials in Spanish

Additional support and video tutorials in Arabic

Still need help?

If you still require assistance, please contact the #Ambulance! support team by using the form below.

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