Other eLearning tools
eLab constantly monitors the Swiss and international eLearning landscape in order to be able to propose to USI lecturers and students new tools and services that may be useful for some specific aspects of teaching.
At the moment, eLab proposes the following tools or services:
Safe Exam Browser (SEB)
Safe Exam Browser (SEB) is software that allows students to take online exams in a secure manner. SEB can be used from the iCorsi3 platform using the Quiz activity.
Safe Exam Browser turns every computer into a secure workstation, regulating access to various computer features such as system functions, other web pages or applications, and preventing unauthorised resources from being used during the exam.
If you are interested in using SEB for your course examination, please contact eLab.
Mentimeter is an online service that allows you to create interactive presentations, e.g. by asking students questions and collecting their answers in real time.
Mentimeter can be used together with PowerPoint, integrating interactive slides into your PowerPoint presentation via a plug-in.
eLab has purchased a number of Pro licenses of Mentimeter; if you are interested in using one, please contact Stefano Tardini.
Turnitin is a software that allows to check plagiarism: in just a few clicks, Turnitin lets you know whether a text or part of it has been copied from the Internet or from another text available on the web.
Turnitin is available to all USI and SUPSI teachers and assistants via the iCorsi3 platform.
To create an account and for other questions about Turnitin: https://faq.icorsi.ch/tag/turnitin.
Mindmeister allows you to create, manage and share online mindmaps by collaborating in real time with your students or colleagues.
To obtain a Mindmeister Edu Campus licence, simply create an account on www.mindmeister.com using your @usi.ch or @supsi.ch e-mail address.
For further information: https://faq.icorsi.ch/tag/mindmeister?lang=en.
Prezi is a tool for creating presentations, videos and infographics.
As a presentation tool, Prezi can be an interesting alternative to PowerPoint: by using a canvas in which you can zoom in and out on different elements, Prezi allows you to keep the overall picture of the presentation in focus.
eLab has purchased some Edu licenses of Prezi; if you would like to have one, please ask Stefano Tardini.
AMBOSS is an extensive medical knowledge resource designed to prepare medical students for their examinations and to support physicians in their clinical practice.
The Faculty of Biomedical Sciences has purchased licences of AMBOSS for students and faculty of the Master of Medicine.
Checkpoint is the ePortfolio platform of the USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, based on the catalogue of medical competences (PROFILES). Checkpoint allows the student to record all the clinical and simulation activities s/he encounters during his/her training. The set of information entered will give the student the possibility to check where s/he stands and what s/he lacks to cover the required learning objectives.