GW and SMHS have many educational technology tools available to enhance your teaching. Please view the resources below for more information.
- Recording Presentations and Videos
Please view the Recording Online Modules page for more information on each of the tools, and to decide which tool is best for your purposes.
Tools currently supported by SMHS:
- Web Conferencing
GW has three web conferencing tools available: Zoom, Webex, and Blackboard Collaborate. For a details and comparison of tools, please view the Web Conferencing Tools page.
- Creating/Updating Course Websites
Blackboard is the course management system used at GWU. Blackboard sites can house course materials (handouts, readings, slides), course syllabi, manuals, group listings, links to session recordings, discussion boards and/or blogs for student/instructor communication, and much more.
- For more information and tutorials, visit the Blackboard page.
- Watch a CFE webinar from August 2020 on Using Blackboard Discussion Forums (Recording - GW Login Required)
- Watch a CFE webinar from September 2020 on Online Discussions - Moving from Mediocre to Marvelous (Recording - GW Login Required)
PollEverywhere is an audience response system licensed by GW's School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
PollEverywhere provides SMHS faculty with multiple question types including multiple choice, word cloud, clickable image, and open-ended questions. Functionality is also available for Q&A which allows users to respond and then upvote or downvote submitted responses, and competition which also the instructor to create a series of questions and let participants compete to answer fastest.
VoiceThread is a platform for creating rich, asynchronous conversations around media like images, documents, presentations, and videos. Students and instructors can comment on the posted media content using text, audio, or video.
- For more information, see the GW IT VoiceThread page.
- Watch a CFE webinar from 2020 on Interactive Multimedia Discussions and Presentations using VoiceThread. (Recording - GW Login Required)
Doceri is an iPad app that can be used to highlight, annotate, and draw on the projected screen from anywhere in the room. It's a great substitute for using a laser pointer or a mouse to point to areas on an image or slide, and it is captured in the session recording, so students can see it later.
With Doceri, you can launch any document or application, annotate over them, and save the annotations. There is also a whiteboard feature, where you can create any handwritten/drawn content on any background of your choice. This technology allows faculty to more easily involve students in problem-solving activities and a potential increase in mobility in the classroom.
An instructor can utilize the iPad in the classroom via Doceri perhaps by using the whiteboard, marking up a diagram; or by just using the iPad to remotely control the computer desktop.
Doceri offers tips and suggestions for incorporating the app as a part of a flipped classroom at this link: http://doceri.com/solutions_flipped.php
There are user guides, FAQs, and How-to videos: http://doceri.com/videos.php
- Articulate 360
Articulate 360 is a full-featured development suite for e-Learning modules. This software has been purchased by both the CFE and the IMPACT team for developing interactive projects. Please reach out to either CFE or the IMPACT team for a consultation if you are interested in creating interactive, branched, or multimedia modules.
MURAL is a digital workspace for visual collaboration, where everyone can do their best work together.
Flip (formerly Flipgrid) is a video-based group discussion and video-sharing app, free from Microsoft, built for classrooms and beyond.
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences MD and PA programs administer exams and quizzes using a secure, internet-based exam management software called Examplify. Examplify is a high-stakes assessment program developed and licensed by ExamSoft, an internet-based exam delivery system. Examplify enables exam takers to securely take examinations downloaded to their iPads or personal computers by blocking access to files, programs, and the Internet during an exam.
Faculty who are interested in setting up exams in Examplify or would like to request an Examplify account should contact Kathleen Kline at firstname.lastname@example.org (MD Program) or Katherine Sanchez, email@example.com (PA Program).
For more information about ExamSoft and Examplify, please visit the ExamSoft website at http://learn.examsoft.com/.
Qualtrics is the primary survey tool used to collect data for program evaluation for the MD program. However, it has functions and capabilities outside of this scope that may be of value to faculty. To find out more about how you can use Qualtrics for research please visit the link below.
To create an account within Qualtrics please click here: https://smhsgwu.co1.qualtrics.com/ControlPanel/
Qualtrics offers an excellent library of short, easy-to-follow training videos on building surveys, distributing surveys, and analyzing your data. Additionally, they offer webinars which are recorded and posted to the Qualtrics Support page. Please click this link to view www.qualtrics.com/support/
If you have additional questions about Qualtrics please contact Stephanie Sarandos, Director, Office of Evaluation, MD Program at MDeval@gwu.edu.
- Google Forms and Microsoft Forms
Google Drive and Microsoft Office 365 both have online form-creation tools. These tools are available to anyone with a GW Net ID login.
- Presentation and Slide Development
The CFE has developed the following resources to assist with slide and presentation development.
- Tips for Creating Effective Slide Presentations
- Online Module: Best Practices for Scientific Presentations
Additional recommended resources for creating slides:
- Using Durable Links
A durable link is a link that will consistently deliver access to an e-journal or e-book regardless of whether the user is on or off campus. Durable links connect students to required and recommended readings and do not require faculty to obtain copyright permission.
- LinkedIn Learning - Free Online Training and Courses
Access dozens of regularly updated online courses in design, leadership, multimedia tools and techniques, and common software applications led by recognized industry experts.
Access to LinkedIn Learning is available to the GW community at no cost. Sign in with your GW NetID and password.
Already a member? Learn how to merge your personal account profile with your GW account.
- Adobe Creative Suite
Adobe CC includes 20 desktop and mobile applications for design, photography, video, and web, including such powerful creative tools as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Premier Pro, and more. Full-time Faculty and Staff can access Acrobat Pro. The full Creative Cloud licenses are provided to many of the GWU's shared computing devices in classrooms and labs.
For more information, see the GW IT page on Adobe Creative Campus.
- iPad Guide
All incoming SMHS medical students are provided iPads to help with their studies.
More information on setup and use can be found in the iPad Guide.