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1 School of Health Professions Academic Computing / Academic Resources New Student Orientation

2 School of Health Professions Points of Interest on the UTMB homepage

3 School of Health Professions Points of Interest on the UTMB homepage

4 School of Health Professions You will be assigned a UTMB account upon acceptance. Once you are accepted as a student here, all official school s will be sent to your account address. can be accessed through the internal UTMB webpage at or by typing Getting Help: If you have any difficulties with your username, account, or password, please see the Information Services Web site at or contact the IS Help Desk: Phone: (409)

5 School of Health Professions Click on the webmail link. Login using your UTMB username and password. If you are unable to login to the webmail system or can not remember your password, you will need to call the helpdesk at

6 School of Health Professions Clicking on an opens the in the right pane. 25 Mb attachment limit for sending and 200Mb inbox limit

7 School of Health Professions Mail can be received on either the iPhone or an Android phone. The instructions can be found at foriPhone.pdf for IPhone and forAndroid.pdf for Android phones. foriPhone.pdf forAndroid.pdf For issues with iPhones and Androids and . Call the helpdesk at Getting on IPhone and Android

8 School of Health Professions Password Change Page Clicking on the password link on the UTMB webpage allows you to change your password.

9 School of Health Professions IS Password Change Page

10 School of Health Professions IS Password Change Page A citrix client will need to be installed and you will be prompted to install it. The helpdesk can assist you with installation.

11 School of Health Professions Password Change Page

12 School of Health Professions Password Change Page Change your password to something that is hard to guess but easy to remember. Do not share your password with anyone!

13 School of Health Professions Rules for Passwords Rules are highlighted below. Passwords EXPIRE after 90 days but can be changed sooner. Your account will become inactivated if not used in 90 days. This will require a reinstatement by your department’s Trusted Requestor.

14 School of Health Professions Software Software can be purchased at the bookstore for pc’s and mac’s and can only be installed once due to UTMB’s discounted price from Microsoft. Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013 is available for the pc and the mac. For distance students who need to purchase software through the bookstore, you can follow the instructions at the following link: mentInformation.aspx mentInformation.aspx More information can also be found at

15 School of Health Professions Antivirus Software UTMB is licensed to provide Microsoft’s Forefront anti- virus client software. A copy can be picked up in the Office of Information Security (Administration Building, 4 th floor, rm ) or it can be downloaded from the Microsoft website (same cost: $0) as part of Microsoft’s Security Essentials. Security Essentials is available at essentials-download, and contains a couple of other utilities which may be useful for you. essentials-download

16 School of Health Professions Wireless Access Wireless access points are on all floors of the SHP building as well as in some other buildings. The Link to setup wireless on laptops is Can also call the helpdesk for wireless setup assistance. Will need to have a current antivirus and all updates to access internet. UTMBa is needed to access UTMB network resources-- blackboard UTMBguest is for outside vendors

17 School of Health Professions For IPhones and IPads Touch "Settings" on your iPhone and open "Wi-Fi Networks." Under "Choose a Network…" select "UTMBa." Enter your UTMB username (utmb-users-m username) and your password. For Android Devices Touch “Settings”. Click on “Wireless & Networks”. Check the Wi-Fi box. Click on “Wi-Fi settings”. Choose “UTMBa”. Enter UTMB username and your password. UTMBa Wireless setup for devices

18 School of Health Professions UTMB alerts! Emergency Notification System Registration instructions for UTMB alerts! at The service is only activated in an emergency situation when there is a risk of significant harm or an urgent threat. When such a threat occurs, a brief message will be sent to those subscribed to the system, updating them or instructing them to seek additional information from other existing university information sources.

19 School of Health Professions Student Computer Support Desktop support is provided for students on personal computers/laptops on a walk-in basis. Service is provided at the following locations during the hours designated. Service HoursLocation Weekdays Admin Pager Cellular office Hours of Availability Desktop Support Services are provided to the campus 24 x 7. To request support contact the UTMB Service Desk at x25200 or for non-urgent issues

20 School of Health Professions Blackboard 9.1 Web-based access to courses from all four UTMB schools is provided by the Blackboard course management system. Blackboard courses can include many web-based course tools including announcements, blogs, contacts, calendars, discussion boards, glossaries, journals, messages, tasks, tests, assignments, audio messaging, and wikis, as well as course content files. Since Blackboard is web-based, your internet browser must be configured properly to allow all features to work as designed. Java, Flash, Javascript, and security settings are often necessary to fully utilize Blackboard courses. Some software installation may also be necessary, e.g. lockdown browser software to facilitate web-based exams in Blackboard. Tools like Bacus Virtual Microscopy require properly installed and configured Java. See the link below for information on browser configuration. Log in: https://eclass.utmb.edu/ Blackboard 9.1 Learn, Tutorials and Help Links Please call (409) (8-5 M-F) or the Information Services Help Desk at (409) for assistance with Blackboard

21 School of Health Professions Blackboard UTMB’s Course Management Software Online Courses Online compliance Access: UTMB username and Password Must be on UTMBa wireless on campus to access blackboard

22 School of Health Professions Blackboard Supported Browsers & Operating Systems – Windows & Mac Click link for full view:

23 School of Health Professions Blackboard Supported Plug-ins Java is needed for blackboard to function properly. Blackboard has tested and supports these features with version 7 JRE. JRE 6 may work, but could result in unexpected behavior. The JRE can be downloaded from s/index.html s/index.html

24 School of Health Professions Blackboard To access and use blackboard follow these steps: 1. Go to

25 School of Health Professions Blackboard - credentials 1. Enter your UTMB username and UTMB password in the provided fields. Blackboard username: Your Blackboard username is the same as your UTMB username. Password: Your Blackboard password is the same as your UTMB password. 2. If you have forgotten or do not know your password call information services at extension (on campus), in Galveston at or toll-free at Click : Login”

26 School of Health Professions Blackboard - First Login Screen Click on Let’s get started or I’ll do it later

27 School of Health Professions Blackboard – profile setup Type in your full UTMB address

28 School of Health Professions Blackboard – Blackboard verification

29 School of Health Professions Blackboard – Blackboard verification

30 School of Health Professions Blackboard – Blackboard verification

31 School of Health Professions Blackboard – Blackboard profile setup

32 School of Health Professions Blackboard – Blackboard picture setup

33 School of Health Professions Blackboard - Courses After clicking on My Institution, on the right side of your screen, click the desired course link

34 School of Health Professions Blackboard – Course menu

35 School of Health Professions Blackboard – My Institution Click the “My Institution” tab at the top of your screen to select another course, your name or the chevron next to the bb home button

36 School of Health Professions Blackboard – Icons

37 School of Health Professions My Blackboard Menu My Blackboard menu at the top right of the window gives you a single place for notifications and information about all of your courses.

38 School of Health Professions Blackboard Log Out Logout of Blackboard by clicking the “Logout” button at the top of your screen.

39 School of Health Professions Tegrity Lecture Capture A link to tegrity can be found in your blackboard course or at https://tegrity.utmb.edu. https://tegrity.utmb.edu Login to Tegrity using your UTMB username and password

40 School of Health Professions Tegrity Lecture Capture Course list in Active Courses Tab

41 School of Health Professions Tegrity Lecture Capture

42 School of Health Professions Tegrity Lecture Capture

43 School of Health Professions Tegrity Lecture Capture

44 School of Health Professions Tegrity Lecture Capture After downloading the tegrity app on your tablet or phone, you will be able to input a code that will allow you to have access to the your tegrity lectures. Click on my account to get the code.

45 School of Health Professions Technical Support For technical support, contact: Blackboard Technical Support UTMB Help Desk (UTMB Information Services) Local: (409) Toll-free: (888)

46 School of Health Professions Student Handbook

47 School of Health Professions mySTAR Campus Solutions Log in: https://mystar.utmb.edu/psp/pprd/EMPLOYEE/EMPL/h/?tab=PAPP_GUESThttps://mystar.utmb.edu/psp/pprd/EMPLOYEE/EMPL/h/?tab=PAPP_GUEST Please contact UTMB Service Desk for mySTAR technical issues. The services of the UTMB Service Desk are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The UTMB Service Desk can be contacted on campus at extension #25200, in Galveston at , Houston at , or toll-free at Less urgent inquiries can also be ed to Service requests status and new Service requests may also be submitted by visiting mySTAR is the Student Information System for UTMB.

48 School of Health Professions SHP Website –

49 School of Health Professions Am I there yet?

50 School of Health Professions Top navigation to UTMB and SHP pages

51 School of Health Professions Left hand navigation - IMPORTANT

52 School of Health Professions Important sections to students

53 School of Health Professions Program and department website links

54 School of Health Professions Academic Events Calendar

55 School of Health Professions News tab with current SHP news

56 School of Health Professions SHP and UTMB directory links

57 School of Health Professions Helpful Education Technology Information

58 School of Health Professions Easy to find additional “Help Info”

59 School of Health Professions Icons – special events and items

60 School of Health Professions Keep in mind that the main SHP URL is We will be continuing to update and add to the main SHP website, as well as all department/program sites. Help Desk is your main help resource by phone or Thank You


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