IS Resources for Faculty
Classroom and conference room scheduling, hardware and software.
Turning Point Automated Response System is a PowerPoint plug-in that allows you to conduct real-time audience assessments and gather, rank and communicate information.
The UF Student Dental Simulation Lab is used for a wide variety of teaching and assessment purposes. The Sim Lab has recently undergone a major technology upgrade.
Qualtrics is a leading provider of Online Survey Software. Qualtrics is available free to all UF Faculty, Statff, and Students. This section provides more information about Qualtrics and the resources Instructional Support has to offer, as well as an introduction to and training for Qualtrics.
MedEdPORTAL is a central repository of peer-reviewed resources, graphics, tutorials, lab manuals assessment instruments, and faculty development materials, as well as an inventory of virtual patient cases. MedEdPORTAL is contributed to by faculty and students throughout the world, and is available free to other educators and learners.
UF College of Dentistry uses Mediasite to record and distribute classroom lectures. These lectures can be viewed by students anytime on computers or mobile devices.
Are students viewing your course videos? This video tutorial will teach you how to view statistics of your lectures using raw and visual data, as well as how to export your data into Exel and .xml formats.
Camtasia can be used to record desktop content and audio. Camtasia is helpful for recording and distributing presentations when they can not be given live.
The Online Testing Center was created in 2000 by the College of Medicine to serve the assessment needs of the health profession colleges at the University of Florida. The Testing Center is available to all Health Center colleges and training programs. Dentistry currently uses the Testing Center’s services for our 2-4DN students and ExamSoft for our 1DN students. The Online Testing Center is managed by the Office of Medical Informatics.
ExamSoft is a secure testing solution that is used for high stakes exams. This software enables secure testing on student computers by blocking access to programs, files and Internet usage during the test. ExamSoft is not dependent on an internet connection while testing, which allows it to be used almost anywhere a laptop can be used. The client (vendor) used for testing students is SofTest. This is currently being used for only 1DN students.
ECO is the College of Dentistry’s Course Management system. In this section of the website, we have posted tools, resources and guides to assist with the use and management of courses on ECO.
“ZoomIt is a screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations. ZoomIt runs unobtrusively in the tray and activates with customizable hotkeys to zoom in on an area of the screen, move around while zoomed, and draw on the zoomed image.
ZoomIt works on all versions of Windows and you can use pen input for ZoomIt drawing on tablet PCs.”
Click HERE for a quick reference guide to ZoomIt’s hotkey functions!
UF IT offers a number of Training courses for software supported by UF, including Sakai, Qualtrics, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.