Labs, Trainings, and Tools

These resources are designed to help faculty, staff and Teaching Assistants in the School of Nursing utilize the services (expertise, training, assistance, documentation, etc.) of the HUB and the educational technology tools available at UCSF. For account access on these particular services listed below, or for any questions, scheduling appointments, etc. please contact the School of Nursing HUB office as your first stop via [email protected].


Labs and Training




  • Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE) is a course management system powered by Moodle.
    Approx. 65-75% all of SON courses have a CLE site. CLE course sites can include a wide variety of materials and activities to aid faculty and students in the teaching and learning process.
    To access the CLE, please go to
    CLE Tips & Instructions
  • TurnItIn is a web-based plagiarism detection and prevention system which can find and highlight matching or unoriginal text in a written assignment.
    Faculty can send their students' assignments to the Turnitin database or else set up to allow students to send their own assignments to the service for review. Faculty can also set up peer review assignment through Turnitin.
    To set up turnitin account, please go to this page first.
  • WebEX is a web conferencing tool. It allows you to meet with anyone, anywhere, in real time from your office or home, as long as you have Internet access on your computer or have the WebEx mobile app installed for your iPhone, iPad, Android, or Blackberry. WebEx Meeting Center for Windows and Mac feature HD video and online chat, as well as all of the tools you need to share presentations and desktop applications, write on online whiteboards, and make annotations. All individuals with an active UCSF directory email address can access this service free of charge.
    SON faculty can utilize this technology in two ways. First, for conducting remote meetings, either in the office or from another location. Second, using WebEx in CLE classes for online advising or small group Q & A.

    Note: As of Spring 2016, UCSF ITS has issued the following statement: There is a known issue where the FaceTime Camera does not work with many Web Conferencing software vendors. For further detail, please see the FAQs on the IT site:

  • Poll Everywhere replaces audience response hardware with standard web technology. It is an online service for live audience response using mobile devices like phones. Participate by visiting a fast mobile-friendly web page for your event, sending text messages, or using Twitter.
    Poll Everywhere has been used in the face to face classrooms for SON courses to get immediate and real time audience responses to questions, surveys, and class discussions.
    You can get free accounts for polling up to 40 students for higher education accounts (second link below) or use the School of Medicine's UCSF account (first link below).

  • Qualtrics is a web-based survey software that is licensed to all of UCSF.
    Surveys, surveys, surveys! Easy to create and use, Qualtrics surveys can be a great way to assess and gather evaluative data from your students, fellow faculty, departments, etc.
  • Articulate Suite is a suite of software that you can use to create narrated PowerPoint presentations and a host of other interactive content. School of Nursing faculty use this software to narrate PowerPoint slides, or by using Articulate Engage to create and quiz within interactive learning modules. The Articulate suite is loaded on the Tech Commons computers or on a laptop borrowed through the Tech Commons/LTG equipment for loan program. The Learning Technology Group can provide training and assistance with Articulate.
  • [email protected] is powered by Kaltura and administered by the UCSF Library, is a web-based portal for education-focused video. UCSF faculty, students, and staff can view videos, create playlists, and upload content.


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