The MGH Institute of Health Professions has a variety of resources and guides that can be leveraged by students and faculty to enhance and bolster the learning experience both onsite and remotely, These include the instructional tools of ZOOM, the classroom response system PollEverywhere, Camtasia, and NetAnatomy as well as the D2L Brightspace, IONLINE, EMS, and SPSS.

Instructional Tools


Zoom is a web-based conferencing tool used to share information, collaborate and host meetings over the internet. Zoom is integrated with the Institutes learning management system, D2L, for easy access and setup. This tool can be used to host live class sessions, study groups or presentations, and lecture capture.

To learn more about setting up and using Zoom, please submit a MGH Institute Helpdesk ticket with us.

Classroom Response Systems

The Institute uses the Poll Everywhere system to engage with students. With PollEverywhere, you can engage your class in activities, collect response data, and present that data to your class instantly. PollEverywhere activity types include Multiple Choice, Open-ended Response, Word Clouds, Clickable Images and more.

To get started with a PollEverywhere account, open a ticket with the MGH Institute Helpdesk with the Issue Summary “PollEverywhere Account” and Help Topic "General IT Issues".

Presentation Voice-Overs

Camtasia Studio is a software application that allows for “screen capture”, recording of PowerPoint presentations with accompanying voiceovers. Camtasia can be a useful tool for creating short video lectures or tutorials that can then be presented via D2L. Camtasia is available for faculty by reaching out to the IT office.

For more information about this topic, please submit a MGH Institute Helpdesk ticket.


NetAnatomy is designed to teach human anatomy to students of the health professions, including undergraduate medical and health sciences students. NetAnatomy also serves as a place to review anatomy after one’s initial exposure to the subject, e.g. students beginning a clinical rotation, USMLE (National Board) preparation, etc. Its use in the early years of various residency programs has also been established.

Access to NetAnatomy is available to anyone but only when on the MGH Institute's Network.

Guides and Videos

D2L Help

D2L is the Institute’s learning management system that provides a central location for all course content, quizzes, assignment submissions and grades.


IONLINE is the online service that allows students to search and register for classes, view class schedules, view grades and keep contact information current.

EMS (Room Reservation)

Meeting room reservation application. For Classroom requests use the online request form in the Registrar's Intranet.


SPSS is the statistical software package used by the Institute. The SPSS client is available to be downloaded on faculty computers and is also available on all student computers throughout the Institute. SPSS is not available to be downloaded on student laptops.