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Academic and Student Services

Educational Technology

The Educational Technology team supports many aspects of classroom, faculty, and student technology such as D2L, Brightspace, Top Hat Audience Response System, Anatomage Table, ExamSoft and Biolucida.

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Educational Technology Committees

Educational Technology Committees

At MCW, two committees have been tasked with providing direction, facilitating consistent standards and providing recommendations for educational technology use across all campuses, schools and programs. 

The Strategic Educational IT (SEIT) Committee provides institutional direction for educational technologies, while the Educational IT Committee (EITC) facilitates consistent standards with respect to the institutional direction. The differences in the two committees are outlined below.  The EITC reports to the SEIT. 
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Educational Technology Corner

Educational Technology Corner

Updates, ideas and opportunities on topics such as product updates and improvements for Brightspace, Tophat, Aquifer, ExamSoft, and Biolucida Virtual Microscope.
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The OEI Educational Technology Team Administers:

Learning Management System: D2L and Brightspace


  • Desire2Learn, or D2L, is the online learning management system for MCW
  • D2L supports learning content delivery, technology enhanced learning opportunities, and online learning strategies

Navigating D2L

Learning Management System: Panopto


Allows for anytime, anywhere access to course materials, lecture videos, and content related to MCW courses.

Panopto Instructor Guide

Secure Electronic Exams


  • MCW's secure platform for high stakes exams
  • By using this platform, MCW is able to practically administer exams and analyze resulting data 
  • Further information is available on or the Teaching Toolbox
  • The Exam Team can be contacted at

Learn more about assessments

Top Hat Audience Response System

Top Hat Audience Response System

  • Web based tool for interactive learning
  • Engages learners and promotes content retention
  • Individual student accounts provide real time information on engagement and learning

Top Hat Audience Response System Request Form

Biolucia Virtual Microscope

Biolucia Virtual Microscope

  • Digital slide collection presented using web technology
  • Allows for personalized viewing of complex histology images
  • Available on and off campus with MCW credentials

Access Biolucia

Anatomage Table

Anatomage Table

  • Life-size interactive anatomy visualization table  
  • Accurate anatomic details
  • Compliments cadaver based dissection courses
  • Invivo software available for custom 3D image development 
  • Contact LMS Help by email or at 955-4290 to request a demonstration

Introduction to the Anatomage Table

Office 365
Office 365 includes the latest version of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as other services such as Skype for Business web conferencing and online file storage through OneDrive for Business. Office 365 can be installed on work and personal computers.
Box is a cloud-based file storage service which delivers secure file-sharing and easy access from any Internet-connected device.
Qualtrics is online survey software that securely protects MCW data and meets all applicable regulatory compliance. It is the only survey tool approved for use within MCW and data is secured by an enterprise-wide legal agreement.

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General Inquiries
(414) 955-4290, Option 2