We are located in the Center for Medical Student Services (216 O’Dowd Hall). Technology support staff and instructional designers are available to School of Medicine students and faculty during regular business hours.
The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine through the Office of Educational Information Technology supports ubiquitous self-directed learning through the mediums of:
- Lecture capture
- Virtual microscopy
- Anytime access to library assets
- Online content rich resources
The Office of Educational Information Technology Includes:
- Medical Student Records and Registration
- Information Systems
- Instructional Technology
- Student/Faculty Computer Support
iSEEK is an embedded web application that enables students, faculty, and staff to perform “smart” content searches in Moodle. The software aggregates data from Moodle to return relevant, contextual results to queries ranging from student research, data assessment, curriculum mapping, and accreditation inquiries. Basically, iSEEK is a search tool, similar to Google, that allows the user to search terms in all curricular materials on the OUWB Moodle website. The queries return answers in context, allowing the user to see the presentation or handout with the click of the button. Searches may be limited by academic year, course title, MeSH terms and other useful parameters.Access
Upon entering a course within Moodle, users will notice a new Block for iSEEK Search to the bottom left of the navigation pane.
iSEEK provides the ability for students to search through the content for all of the OUWB courses for which he or she is, or has been, enrolled. Faculty members have been assigned ‘Reviewer’ access to all courses in Moodle to remove barriers and limitations, allowing them to search and view the entire curriculum.
iSEEK performs searches through all course-associated materials that have been posted to Moodle; this includes presentations, course documents, articles, electronic resources, and Panopto video files.
Search filters include the following options: Academic Year, Graduate Year, Semester, Course, Section, MeSH, Date, Type, File Type, and Instructor.
Users may perform searches with or without quotations around the key term or phrase. Applying the quotations limits the search results to the specifics of the term or phrase within them.
The latest release includes the integration of Panopto videos as part of the search result. This feature allows you to view the actual point of the video where the term you're searching is recorded by simply clicking on the tab that reads, "play lecture at."
The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine uses SlidePath for virtual microscopy. We view it as a powerful tool for teaching and learning. It extends the learning environment to anywhere a student has Internet access, be it the classroom, library, laboratory, dormitory, or the local coffee shop.
Virtual Microscopy provides tools that give our instructors the ability to annotate images and ensure the long term availability of irreplaceable glass slides. It allows students the freedom to explore and manipulate images, creates a familiarity with an important new technology, and frees students from the expense and responsibilities of rented microscopes and glass slides.
Students of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine will receive a MacBook Pro® 13-inch for their use throughout their experience here, in the School of Medicine. These laptops will include a 4-year warranty.
The computers will be transferred to the students upon graduation. Those who will not be graduating are required to return the MacBook Pro.
Robert J. McAuley, Ph.D.
Kathleen E. Doyle, M.Ed.
Timothy French, MS ITM
Christina J. Riley
Janail Silver, MBA
David Zhu, M. Eng.