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Alert! SBMI Information on COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

During the Summer 2021 semester, the School of Biomedical Informatics will only offer courses online. This will allow the school to continue our educational mission, while doing our part to safeguard our community, especially our students.

Any newly admitted International students planning to begin in Summer 2021 have the option to start their program as an online student from their home country. Students also have the option to defer their admission to Fall 2021, when in-person courses will resume on campus.

Students with questions or concerns should contact the Office of Academic Affairs at

The available meeting platforms provided by the institution.


UTHealth Cisco WebEx is now available for video and audio collaboration. UTHealth students, faculty and staff can now use this technology, free of charge, to schedule interactive online meetings for groups between two to 1,000 people. Meetings are not limited to those within the university. You can access WebEx using a web browser, mobile device or the WebEx desktop application. You will need to use your UTHealth email address and password to log in.

WebEx can also be used to host an event open to the public. You can ask people to register for the event.

UTHealth students, faculty and staff also have access to these WebEx tools:

  1. WebEx Meeting Center - for basic online meetings and collaboration
  2. WebEx Event Center - for large, structured online events and seminars
  3. WebEx Training Center - the virtual, online classroom

Microsoft Teams

UTHealth Microsoft Teams speeds up communication via Teams chat and allows for collaboration between team members who are working remotely. Team members are limited to UTHealth students, faculty and staff only. If you need a Team to be created, please send a request to with a team name (in the format of SBMI-team name) and email of Team members.

You can access Microsoft Teams using a web browser, mobile device, or the Teams application that can be installed on your UTHealth computer. You will need to use your UTHealth email address and password to log in. The getting started guide is available online.


GoToMeeting is another online meeting similar to WebEx. GoToMeeting will require an individual license. If you need a license, please contact the Distance Education Team at GoToMeeting can be access at

Educational Technology for Teaching

Distance Education Team (DE) of the School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) is dedicated to providing excellent information technology and support services to SBMI students and faculty.

You can reach DE at

DE is available during business hours (9 A.M. to 6 P.M. Central Standard Time). Requests sent in after 6 P.M. will be answered during the next business day. If you have an urgent technical problem please note that Canvas, Proctorio, GotoMeeting and Turnitin all have their own 24/7 support hotlines.

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