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Learning & Working Remotely Guide

This guide lists virtual resources, services and support for faculty, staff, students, residents, and fellows supported by the UNLV Health Sciences Library.

UNLV Health Sciences Liaison Librarians

Your Liaison Librarians are also available to support your transition to virtual learning.

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Mayra Corn

UME Liaison Librarian &
Technology Manager

mayra.corn@unlv.edu

Aidy Weeks

GME Liaison Librarian &
Collections Manager

aidybert.weeks@unlv.edu

Ruby Nugent

Dental Medicine Liaison
Librarian

ruby.nugent@unlv.edu

Xan Goodman

Health Sciences Librarian
xan.goodman@unlv.edu

How Our Liaison Librarians Can Support You:
  • Embed library resources onto your Canvas site & LCMS+
  • Create resource guides on specific topics
  • Create proxy links to library resources for off-campus access 
  • Provide guidance on the use of virtual technologies
  • Support your students, residents and fellows with virtual office hours
  • Provide virtual presentations on library resources and services

Course Platform

UNLV offers a number of resources that teaching faculty and instructors can use for conducting courses online. Below is a list of resources and departments to reach out to for troubleshooting and setting up courses.

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UNLV provides access to WebCampus powered by Canvas to all faculty. WebCampus is the virtual learning platform that instructors can use to build course modules, embed course materials and host courses online. Select the links below to learn more:

Don't have a WebCampus course yet? Contact the UNLV IT HelpDesk to request assistance in setting up a course.

UNLV provides access to Leo powered by Davinci to School of Medicine faculty. Leo (also referred to as LCMS+) is the virtual learning platform that instructors can use to build course modules, embed course materials and host courses online. Select the links below to learn more:

Contact the Technology Coordinator for account troubleshooting or to request further assistance.

Virtual Meetings

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UNLV supports two virtual conferencing platforms to create instant meetings straight from your calendar. When you need to quickly set up a meeting with colleagues or for student consultations, take advantage of Google Hangouts meetings or Webex meetings with just a few clicks. 

Select the links below to learn more:

PRO TIP: With Google Hangouts or Webex Personal Room meetings you can move your student consultations and office hours from face-to-face to online.

The Faculty Center

The UNLV Faculty Center

Transitional support from the Faculty Center, Office of Information Technology, and Office of Online Education during Spring Break. On March 16-19 (Monday through Thursday) from 9am to 4pm.​

Join virtually: If you are not on campus and want to consult via web conferencing drop in at https://unlv.webex.com/meet/facdev

Additional Resource Links:

UNLV Alternatives to Live Proctoring

A message from Provost Chris Heavey:

Whereas live, online proctoring is one approach to maintaining academic integrity for online assessments, this option is costly, has technical requirements (e.g., webcam) that may prevent some students from participating in assessments, and may be labor-intensive for both faculty and students. UNLV does have a relationship with a third-party online proctoring service (ProctorU), but the cost of that service is paid by the individual students enrolled in courses with proctored exams. By federal law, this is only allowed when it is disclosed to students before they register for a class (i.e., it is listed as a note in MyUNLV prior to class registration beginning). Thus, ProctorU services will only be allowed for courses for which arrangements were made prior to the start of the Spring 2020 semester.

As alternatives to live proctoring, UNLV offers the following options for instructors:

  • Support for assessment designs that minimize opportunities for academic misconduct. Some measures include:
    • Multiple versions of tests/quizzes using question groups in WebCampus.
    • Quizzes with set time availability ranges in WebCampus.
    • Randomized order of multiple choice answers.
    • For smaller courses, authentic assessments, which require students to apply their knowledge and skills to real-world tasks or problems.
    • For smaller courses or laboratories, one-on-one, short, video-based oral exams.
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser, available in WebCampus.
    • Prevents students from opening new windows, capturing or sharing their screens, or printing during an assessment exercise.
  • Reminders to students of UNLV’s Academic Misconduct Policy and its application to assessments in your course.
    • The Office of Online Education can assist you in designing your assessment so that students must acknowledge that they have read the policy before they proceed to the assessment. Research has shown this simple acknowledgement deters incidents of cheating (see references below).
  • Reducing students’ motivation to engage in academic misconduct.
    • Consider redistributing the total points for your course over more low-stakes assessments, as opposed to a high-stakes mid-term exam(s) and final exam.
    • Reassure students that you have confidence in their ability to learn and to demonstrate their learning to you.
    • Do not use normative grading (i.e., grading on a “curve”), unless it’s absolutely necessary. Competition can cause students to prioritize the outcome (grade) over the process (learning), and lead to a temptation to cheat. By focusing your grading on individual mastery, rather than on relative achievement, you alleviate this conflict.
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