Technology Descriptions

Adobe Acrobat Reader (free)

  • What is Adobe Acrobat Reader?

    Adobe Reader free software is the global standard for electronic document sharing. It is the only PDF file viewer that can open and interact with all PDF documents. Use Adobe Reader to view, search, digitally sign, verify, print, and collaborate on Adobe PDF files.

     

  • Where do I get Adobe Acrobat Reader?
    Download Adobe Acrobat Reader http://get.adobe.com/reader/

 

Blackboard

The Blackboard Learn LMS is your home base for anything from posting materials online to a complete virtual learning environment and everything in between.
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Digital Recording Device

PMHNP students will be required to either purchase an audio recorder capable of outputting WMA or MP3 format or they can use the recorder capabilities in their smartphone provided it can output to WMA or MP3.

 

DocuCare

  • Where do I get my access code?

    Your access code will be provided to you via email from a Vanderbilt support staff member or from Lippincott directly. There is nothing for you to purchase, you will only need to follow the instruction in the email to register.

     

  • Who do I contact for support
    For technical support with DocuCare, you can visit the website http://thepoint.lww.com/studentsupport, email tech support techsupp@lww.com or call the support number 1-800-468-1128.
    Live help is available: Mon-Thu: 8am-12am EST Fri: 8am-7pm EST Sun: 4pm-12am EST


Endnote

PhD students are required to use Endnote – a citation management package that allows you to import references from multiple databases and automatically formats manuscripts. We will conduct an Endnote training session as part of orientation. Students can purchase EndNote at the VU Software site located at: https://softwarestore.vanderbilt.edu.

Choose the most current version available (versions may differ depending on whether you are a Windows or Mac user).

  • Who do I contact for support?
    • Contact the Vanderbilt Software Store for support with purchasing/downloading your software by calling 615-343-3919 , or email software.store@vanderbilt.edu     


Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper makes it safer to download apps by protecting you from inadvertently installing malicious software on your Mac [ More Info ]
  

Malwarebytes

Can detect and remove malware that even the most well known anti-virus and anti-malware applications fail to detect.
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McAfee Security

McAfee is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. Delivering proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems and networks around the world, McAfee protects computers from the latest malware and emerging online threats. [ More Info ]


Microsoft Lync

Hosted Web conferencing. Connect through real-time meetings, training sessions, and events.


Features include:

  • Web client support for remote attendee flexibility
  • Interactive application/desktop sharing and whiteboard tools
  • Active speaker video switching, multi-party video, and multi-party VoIP audio
  • Rich-media presentations, native video conferencing, high-fidelity recording, and Web-cam capabilities
  • Training and event management with event and class registration and virtual breakout rooms
  • Screen showing and sharing

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Microsoft Security Essentials

Provides real-time protection for your home or small business PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. [ More Info ]


Other Mobile Devices/Smartphones

Some specialty-level students will be required to purchase a smartphone or small wireless device like a smartphone or tablet, depending on their specialty. We support iOS (iPhone and iPad) as well as Android devices (android phones and tablets). However, smartphone/tablet requirements may vary by specialty. Windows Mobile smartphones

DO NOT work with the wireless access points at VUSN. We do not recommend getting a Windows smartphone if you want to use the campus WiFi feature.

 

Some program directors will send their students a letter over the summer with smartphone hardware and software requirements. If you do not receive such a letter, we suggest that you check with your specialty director for any specific recommendations before making any purchase. Please frequently check our Program Technology Requirements Web page for more information and periodic updates regarding specialty requirements.

 

PrepU

PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences tailored to each user's knowledge level. Students identify where they need to spend more study time; instructors get real time data for maximizing class performance

  • Where do I get my access code?
    • Your access code will be provided to you via email directly from Wolter Kluwers Health. There is nothing for you to purchase, you will only need to follow the instructions in the email to register.
  • Who do I contact for support?

Remote Proctor

Remote Proctor from Software Secure Inc. (www.softwaresecure.com) is an online exam proctoring technology that enables online and distance learning students to take proctored exams from the comfort and convenience of their own home or office.  The Remote Proctor uses a web-camera and microphone, as well as software to limit access to electronic information while taking an exam.  The student is identified and recorded via video and audio, as well as screen capture, throughout the student's exam, which is simultaneously communicated to SSI’s restricted-access secure servers. The video, audio, and screen capture are used for the purpose of ensuring academic integrity during the testing process.  This technology is used to better comply with evolving accreditation standards [ More info ]

 

Scopia

SCOPIA Desktop is designed to meet the demands of high performance video conferencing with a standard PC and Internet connection. It includes the latest in video technology providing High Definition for viewing both meeting participants and data collaboration. Its audio system provides echo cancellation, background noise suppression, and is highly resilient to network errors common on the Internet.

 

Skype

Skype allows users to make voice calls and chats over the Internet

Features include:

SPSS GrapdPack

GradPacks are single-user licenses that provide students with affordable access to statistical analysis, modeling and survey research tools to support their undergraduate or graduate course work. PhD Students will need the IBM SPSS Statistics Standard GradPack22 (12 month option). To download visit the Vanderbilt Software store at https://softwarestore.vanderbilt.edu/

 

SuperAntySpyware

Comprehensive program that can scan and delete spyware and a variety of other types of malware [ More Info ]


Turning Point

TurningPoint is an audience response system used in connection with PowerPoint to allow polling during classes.
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UpToDate

UpToDate® is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions.

 

USB/Headphones

PhD/DNP students and MSN (specialties only) students will be required to purchase an audio headset (e.g., Logitech Clearchat Pro USB) if they are on a Windows machine. Mac users can use the input/output devices built into their computer.

 

VUnet ID

Your "VUnet ID" is your username that identifies you to most computer-based systems at Vanderbilt.

 

Webcam

A webcam (a web camera) integrated into a laptop is acceptable. (required for PhD/DNP students and MSN specialties only). A Logitech USB webcam is recommended for desktops or laptops without a webcam.

 

Windows OS

Windows 7 Ultimate is the most versatile and powerful edition of Windows 7. It combines remarkable ease-of-use with the entertainment features of Home Premium and the business capabilities of Professional, including the ability to run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode.

 

  • Windows 7 is available for free to students through site license. Click here to visit the software store

 

YES (Your Enrollment Services)

Vanderbilt's YES program is a new online student service application designed to help incoming admitted students get acquainted with the registration process. [ More Info ]