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.
→ Exam and written paper monitoring policy
→ SBMI Instructor and TA Resources
Turnitin is a plagiarism prevention tool that also facilitates rich, meaningful feedback that improves student writing skills, promotes critical thinking and streamlines grading.
Faculty can check originality reports for student submissions and view papers marked with the Turnitin paperless grading tool.
SBMI faculty may optionally choose to request a private account for Turnitin to check the originality of their papers and other academic work. Please send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Turnitin account.
→ Turnitin Instructor QuickStart Guide
→ SBMI Instructor and TA Resources
Panopto (Lecture Capture)
Panopto is an online platform for sharing lectures, classroom recordings and narrated presentations. It allows both instructors and students you to record, manage and share video content in Canvas courses. Panopto is available to instructors and students through their Canvas courses.
To record a lecture on your desktop or laptop computer, navigate to your course in Canvas and use the Panopto Recordings tool to start a recording. Once completed, your recording is automatically compressed, stored and made available to your students.
→ SBMI Instructor and TA Resources
All synchronous online classes, office hours and online student or faculty organization 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.
Due to limited availability, GotoMeeting Presenter accounts are available for instructors teaching SBMI courses during the current academic semester. There’s no need to request accounts; DE Team takes care of accounts management for SBMI instructors.
GotoMeeting Presenter accounts are available for instructors teaching SBMI courses. GotoMeeting Presenter accounts allow instructors to host their own virtual meetings/classes with video, audio and screen sharing capabilities for up to 25 participants. GotoMeeting is also ideal for virtual office hours, poster presentations and meetings with colleagues.
→ GotoMeeting Guides & Tutorials for Participants
→ GotoMeeting Essential Guides & Tutorials for Meeting Organizers
Instructors can also request GotoMeeting Essential accounts for their SBMI students. GotoMeeting Essential accounts allow students to conduct virtual meetings for a maximum of six participants. Student accounts will be closed at the end of the academic year. To request accounts for your SBMI students, contact email@example.com.
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
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 available for instructors and students. Several of these software titles are free and others may be purchased directly from the software publisher.
→ List of Data Analysis Software for SBMI instructors
Electronic Health Records (EHR) Systems
SBMI currently has agreements in place with the following EHR providers. SBMI faculty may obtain access by sending a request to email@example.com.
→ Cerner (Available until January 2017)
SBMI faculty also can obtain either free or trial versions of the following EHR solutions from vendors:
→ Dr. Chrono: free limited trial account, cloud based
→ Practice Fusion: free and cloud based
→ openEHR: open-source
→ OpenEMR: open-source
Free Web. 2.0 Tools
DE also recommends the following free online tools that may be helpful to SBMI instructors and students for their academic work.
→ 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 instructors 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. 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 faculty on UCT floors 6, 8 and 14. All SMBI students and faculty can log in with their UTHealth login and password. An unsecured guest access network with limited connectivity is available for visitors' convenience.