Welcome to UMass Medical School Information Services. You will be using a spectrum of instructional technologies in your studies. This checklist represents what you will require to access your curriculum content.
Technology Preparation Checklist
Help Desk and BLS Vista Introduction
Utilize your UMass Medical School email account to receive your BLS Vista credentials
Contact the 24/7 Help Desk
- For all technology needs--for example BLS Vista log in credentials
- Except the Laptop Program
Login to BLS Vista and run the Check Browser to verify your laptop settings
BLS Vista SoM Course Structure
Access your Course List
View the Medical School online course template iCARE
Navigate to the 2nd and 3rd layers of the course site
Open a linked PDF file, practice annotating, highlighting, and save to your laptop
View multimedia content: Recorded Lecture Capture streaming sample
Open and view Virtual Microscopy slides, changing objectives.
There are two types of polling - via clicker or via a web browser (Responseware). Faculty may choose one or the other. You will receive an email in the next couple of weeks that will instruct you to activate your Responseware license.
Lyn Riza, MS / Associate CIO Christine Worden / Director Academic Computing, IS