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 system: Canvas. 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 in Canvas. Turnitin automatically analyzes, scores and provides originality reports for submissions to assignments in Canvas. 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 all UTHealth students and faculty.
→ Log into Panopto (Sign in Using "UTHealth login" or "UTHealth Canvas Server")
Students can also access Panopto through the "Panopto Recordings" link in a Canvas course. 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
Office 365 Education is a cloud-based service which provides access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and additional productivity tools. Students and teachers at UTH can download Microsoft Office 365 Education for personal use on no more than 5 personal, non-UTHealth devices.
Using your Office 365 account, you can also access OneDrive which is managed by UTHealth and accessible via most browsers. With OneDrive, you can log in and access Office documents from any computer at any location.
→ Register your UTHealth "Office 365" account
→ UTH IT Office 365 Service Description and FAQ
→ For help contact [Office 365 Support] or refer to [Microsoft Office Support Site]
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.
Second Life may be used in some courses for virtual class sessions, office hours and assignments.
→ SBMI Students can Join Second Life for Free
→ Click Here to Visit the SBMI Virtual Campus in Second Life
Qualtrics is a secure, web-based survey tool that is available to all UTHealth students, faculty and staff. Users can create unlimited surveys, collect unlimited responses, and generate reports. Survey templates using school color scheme and logo are provided.
→ UTHealth's Qualtrics Account Access page
→ For more information, click here
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 SecureStor 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 SecureStor with their UTHealth ID and password. UTHealth SecureStor can store all data classifications including HIPAA.
→ More information about SecureStor
→ Login to UTHealth SecureStor
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
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.