Migration to Examplify Testing Application
At UMHS we are nearing the SofTest sunset planned for the end
of this term (December 2017) and we want to ensure you are prepared for the change that’s coming!
Beginning on January 4, 2018, ExamSoft's new testing application Examplify will be the only software available for test taking by UMHS students. We will no longer be using SofTest!
In order to familiarize yourself with the new interface, please take the time to view the Examplify Orientation PowerPoint Presentation. The presentation is also available on the LMS - see below for it's location in the drop down bar. Early next semester we will also hold a couple of Orientation sessions that you may wish to attend, so watch your emails for further details.
Examplify is available for download by logging in to the UMHS Exam Portal, if you want to get a head start and try it out for yourself. Once you have downloaded the software to your laptop, take the Library Practice Quiz (password = libtestEX4) in order to familiarize yourself with the interface and its features. You can leave SofTest on your laptop for the remainder of the Sept 2017 semester and still use it to take you final exams. Having Examplify on the same laptop will not interfere with your SofTest application. Beginning in January 2018 however, please remove the SofTest application from your laptops.
If you have any questions about the transition to Examplify coming in January 2018, please contact me - Ann Celestine at the library or via email.
I am confident you are all going to prefer this new interface!
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The University of Medicine and Health Sciences now has an android
App available for the LMS (Learning Management System). This new App provides you mobile access to many of the features, course content, and activities you find on the UMHS LMS.
(currently only available for android devices
To set up the UMHS LMS App on your mobile device please follow these steps:
- Have the online App provider 'Aptoide' store on your device.
- Search for 'UMHS' in the Aptoide store (it is a free application)
- Download the App to your mobile.
- Login to the App with your personal LMS credentials.
Thanks to Dr Peter Lee
for creating this App for us! Enjoy!
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The Anne Ross Library EBSCO journal holdings are now linked with Google Scholar. This means that if your search results return a journal article that is included in one of our subscription databases, you will be alerted with the link for 'myUMHS' appearing to the right of the article description. See the section below on 'How do I set up Google Scholar?' for instructions on setting this up.
Search Google Scholar for peer-reviewed papers, theses, books,
abstracts and court opinions from academic publishers, professional
societies, online repositories, universities, and websites. While there is overlap between Google Scholar, Discovery Search, and individual library databases, it’s always helpful to have a variety
of research tools at your disposal.
Google Scholar links to many online
journal articles, but it does not link to all of the articles available
in the Anne Ross Library's online databases. By the same token, you may find
sources in Google Scholar that aren’t available through the library.
Google Scholar yields broad and comprehensive search results for
your topic, especially when looking for sources from different
disciplines. It is also useful for identifying related research or
for locating sources that have cited published articles you may have authored. The Search Alert tool is an additional benefit for staying up-to-date with information being published on your topic.
How do I set up Google Scholar?
You will need to do a one-time
set-up for your account to access full-text articles available through the Anne Ross Library.
Go to scholar.google.com
Be logged into your personal Google account
Click Settings in Google Scholar
Click Library Links
Search for UMHS-SK or University of Medicine and Health Sciences
If you access Google Scholar directly at scholar.google.com without
logging in and creating library links, full-text linking will not be
available. Follow the myUMHS link for instant access to any available article.
If you require further assistance to set this up please contact the library.
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