Per UTHealth policies, all online assessments contributing to a student’s grade must be proctored. SBMI employs Proctorio as its primary and only source of proctoring services for online assessments.
Proctorio is an on-demand online proctoring service integrated into our learning management systems: Canvas and Moodle. There’s no need to create an account, schedule appointments, pay for individual assessment attempts nor to purchase hardware or software. Proctorio relies on the student’s computer webcam and microphone to monitor assessments on an on-demand basis.
→ More Information on Proctorio in the New Student Orientation
Turnitin is a plagiarism prevention software that is integrated into both Canvas and Moodle. Turnitin automatically analyzes, scores and provides originality reports for submissions to assignments in Canvas and Moodle. SBMI instructors also access the same originality reports during the assignment grading process.
SBMI students may optionally choose to request a private account for Turnitin to check the originality of their papers prior to submission or for checking other academic work. Please send an email to email@example.com to request a Turnitin account.
Turnitin training videos and manuals for students are available at:
→ Turnitin Student Quickstart Guide.
Panopto is an online platform for sharing lectures, classroom recordings and narrated presentations. It allows both instructors and students to record, manage and share video content in Canvas courses. Panopto is available to students through their enrollment in Canvas courses.
Please refer to Panopto documentation in both the New Student Orientation and the introduction modules of your Canvas courses for more information.
All synchronous online classes, office hours and online meetings are held over Citrix GotoMeeting teleconferencing software. Participants of GotoMeeting events do not need to apply for accounts or access. Simply use the link provided by your instructor or meeting organizer. GotoMeeting does not require software or license purchases and installs quickly on the user’s computer or mobile device.
→ GotoMeeting Guides & Tutorials for Participants
GotoMeeting Essential is a limited version of GotoMeeting for SBMI students that hosts a maximum of six participants and is intended for class or group meetings. SBMI Instructors may on occasion request GotoMeeting Essential accounts for all students in a class.
→ GotoMeeting Essential Guides & Tutorials for Meeting Organizers
SBMI Virtual Campus in Second Life, a virtual environment for teaching and learning, contains the SBMI Virtual Health Clinic, a virtual linear accelerator simulation, classrooms, breakout spaces, information about our school and plenty of other spaces to explore.
SBMI currently uses Second life for virtual class sessions, office hours and poster presentations.
→ SBMI Students can Join Second Life for Free
→ Click Here to Visit the SBMI Virtual Campus in Second Life
Qualtrics is an online survey distribution and collection tool that is available to the UTHealth community.
With Qualtrics, you can conduct unlimited surveys and collect responses, create views for the data collected, use UTHealth branded survey templates, generate custom survey URLs and encrypt your data.
→ Online Qualtrics Training and Resources
→ Create a Qualtrics Account
(Use your UTHealth e-mail address and create a custom password specific to Qualtrics.)
Lynda.com offers a large collection of professionally produced video tutorials on topics including statistical analysis, computer programming, graphic design, web development and project management.
SBMI students can get free access to Lynda.com. Access is guaranteed for two weeks and is renewable depending on license availability. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an account.
Data Analysis Software
DE Team assembled the following quick reference page for data analysis software. Several of these software titles are free and others may be purchased directly from the software publisher by students.
→ List of Data Analysis Software for SBMI instructors
Free Web. 2.0 Tools
DE also recommends the following free online tools that may be helpful to SBMI students for their coursework.
→ List of Free Online Tools Compiled by DE
Even when using third party tools, please continue to comply with the best practices and IT policies issued by UTHealth.
File Storage and Sharing
UTHealth offers students two options for file sharing and storage:
UTHealth Secure Share
UTHealth Secure Share is a cloud based storage system that makes it possible to store, access and share files and folders from a computer desktop, web browser and mobile device. UTHealth students, faculty and staff can log into to Secure Share with their UTHealth ID and password. UTHealth Secure Share can store all data classifications including HIPAA.
→ UTHealth Secure Share
→ Login to UTHealth Secure Share
UTH Share (Google Drive)
UTH Share is UTHealth’s implementation of Google Apps for Education, excluding Gmail. HIPAA data is not allowed on UTH Share!
→ Create a UTH Share account
→ Login to UTH Share
Informatics Innovation Lab (I2 Lab)
The Information Innovation Lab (I2 Lab) is a collaborative workspace and technology lab for SBMI students. The I2 Lab is located in suite 1480 on the 14th floor of UCT. Access is limited to SBMI students, faculty and staff only.
To gain badge access to the I2 Lab, please bring your UTHealth ID to Suite 650 in UCT.
Secure Wireless Access is available to SBMI students on UCT floors 6, 8 and 14. All students can log in with their UTHealth ID and password. An unsecured guest access network with limited connectivity is available for visitors' convenience.