Wednesday, October 04, 2017

UMHS LMS Provides Open Online Meeting Rooms



Enhance your small group study, meet virtually as a class, or just communicate with each other, using the open online meeting tool provided in the UMHS LMS (Learning Management System).

These virtual meeting places are open and available anytime, in each course for the use of those in that course, as well as at the institutional level. Three different meeting 'rooms' are available on the front page of the LMS for anyone at UMHS to meet together.



Drop in anytime or arrange a time for a group to join in together for academic discussion, study, and information sharing.
Enjoy!
from the LMS Development Team

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The UMHS LMS Roll Out Extends to Clinical Students

A big WELCOME goes out to all UMHS Clinical Students as they all now join the rest of our UMHS students in utilizing the new UMHS Learning Management System (LMS).

The standardized UMHS Clinical Sciences Curriculum, developed by the UMHS Clinical Chiefs for the Six Core Clinical Clerkships, is now available to the clinical science students via the UMHS LMS platform. While these students rotate through their core clerkships in any of the many UMHS affiliated American hospitals, they will always have ready access to the key information they need to guide them in their learning.

The UMHS Clinical Chiefs have prepared the learning modules to cover all the key topics the students will need to know. The topical modules contain a variety of learning activities; from Lecture PowerPoint Presentations (some with voice-over), to videos, to practice quizzes, to interactive case studies. Most of the modules also contain targeted readings, embedded right in the LMS. These are selected from the valuable AccessMedicine database or one of the EBSCO databases of medical journals and ebooks, all of which our faculty and students enjoy full subscription access too.

Thanks goes out to the UMHS Clinical Sciences Faculty:
  • George Shade MD – Dean of Clinical Sciences; Clinical Chief Obstetrics/ Gynecology
  • Robert Levine MD – Clinical Chief for Family Medicine
  • Steven Caplan MD PA – Clinical Chief for Pediatrics
  • Charles Herrick MD – Clinical Chief for Psychiatry
  • Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS – Clinical Chief for Surgery
  • Jo An Mitchell MD – Clinical Chief for Internal Medicine
  • Screen Shot of the OBGY Clerkship in the LMS

    Let us know what you think of the LMS, the clinical program of instruction, etc.
    Your feedback is always welcome!

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    Monday, June 19, 2017

    EBSCO Discovery Search


    The Anne Ross Library is pleased to announce a trial of the new discovery tool available from EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS).

    Discovery Search provides fast, simple access to all of the library’s electronic resources through a single search. Simultaneously search across content in the subscription journal databases, ebook collections, DynaMed Plus clinical point-of-care database, as well as further links to AccessMedicine, YouTube content, etc.
    In the UMHS LMS professors can embed an EDS search box on course pages simply by adding that activity, making it easier to assign readings and conduct research.

    To access Discovery Search  just login from the Library Home page using the generic EBSCO login for UMHS OR your personal MyEBSCO login and select it from the list of options. 

    View of Discover Search interface results for keyword 'Dementia'

    Please feel free to contact the library with any questions regarding the EBSCO Discovery Service™.

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    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    EBSCO Databases Now With Direct Access in UMHS LMS


    Now UMHS Faculty and students can enjoy direct access to the EBSCO databases once they are authenticated to the UMHS LMS! For ease of access to these valuable databases, the credentials have been embedded into the LMS. Of course this seamless generic login doesn't allow individual students and faculty to do everything that using your personal login does, but its convenient for quick lookup!

    Your personal MyEBSCO login is still required if you wish to:
    • save your search history and preferences
    • organize you reearch with folders
    • share your folders with others and view other's folders
    • download ebooks for offline reading
    • download the DynaMed Plus database to your mobile device for offline reference
    • create email alerts and/or RSS feeds 
    • gain access to your saved research remotely

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    Friday, February 17, 2017

    LMS Attendance Letter to UMHS Students


    Attention All UMHS Students,

    You have all now had time to get used to the idea of registering your class attendance in the LMS instead of Survey Monkey. Therefore, please note, that from Monday February 20, 2017, we will be expecting full compliance from every one of you! The responsibility rests entirely with YOU to ensure that your class attendance is accurately recorded for every class! Form the habit as you arrive in class each day - first- login to the LMS and record your attendance for that specific class. Please note you must record your attendance within the 15 minute window starting 5 minutes before the beginning of class until 10 minutes into class time.

    Also beginning Monday February 20, 2017, the LMS Attendance software will treat any non-registration within the 15 minute window as "Absent".  Please remember, as stated in the UMHS Student Handbook (p.14) and your course syllabi, in most courses failing to attend a minimum of 80% of classes may require you to retake the course. The reason for this requirement is that the UMHS Faculty & Administration, as well as Medical Licensing Boards and Medical School Accreditation Councils, all believe that your mental and physical presence in class is vital to your learning process!

    You are further required to wear your UMHS Student ID cards at all times while on campus. You also are required to have a Library Barcode sticker on the back of your ID’s. Anyone still needing a replacement ID or Library Barcode please see IT and the Library Desk respectively. The Attendance Spot-checker can only confirm your attendance in class if you have a Library Barcode attached to your Student ID cards!

    As physician’s-in-training your reputation and integrity are vital to your ongoing and future success – as is your attention to accurate record keeping and documentation. So this is only the beginning for you! Forming good habits now will only serve you well as you continue to move forward in your careers as medical professionals.
    Thank you for your attention and co-operation,
    Attendance Administration

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