Per UTHealth policies, all online assessments contributing to a student’s grade must be proctored. McWilliams 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. 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
→ 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.
McWilliams 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
>→ 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.
→ Instructor and TA Resources
Virtual Campus in Second Life, a virtual environment for teaching and learning, contains the Virtual Health Clinic, a virtual linear accelerator simulation, classrooms, breakout spaces, information about our school and plenty of other spaces to explore.
Our school currently uses Second life for virtual class sessions, office hours and poster presentations.
→ Students can Join Second Life for Free
→ Click Here to Visit the 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
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 instructors
Electronic Health Records (EHR) Systems
Our school currently has agreements in place with the following EHR providers. McWilliams faculty may obtain access by sending a request to email@example.com.
→ Cerner (Available until January 2017)
McWilliams 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 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 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 UTHealth 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 faculty on UCT floors 6, 8 and 14. All 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.