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Student Resources for Working Remotely


Zoom video conferencing

Used to create and attend meetings online.

More on downloading and using Zoom.


Ensure your personal device has antivirus/anti-malware software on it and that the software is up-to-date. 

NOTE: Antivirus software is already installed on UTHSC-owned devices.

More on downloading Antivirus software.

Free Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is available to students until July 6, 2020.  Follow the instructions below to get started.

  1. Go to
  2. Click Sign In in the top right corner.
  3. Enter in the Email Address field.
  4. Click Continue. This will redirect you to the Central Authentication Service Login page
  5. Enter your NetID and Password.
  6. Under Your Services, you should see the red icon and Creative Cloud, click Open.
  7. In the box on the right with your name and Manage Account, click on Install Creative Cloud app.
  8. Follow the instructions on the screen for installing the Creative Cloud app.
    Once the Creative Cloud app is installed, you can then install the particular applications you need.

Call the Helpdesk at 901.448.2222 for support.


Use to connect securely to the UTHSC network to reach resources restricted to on-campus access such as SAP, VolShare, and axiUm. If something doesn't seem to be working correctly, try using VPN.

More on downloading and using VPN.

Security Tips

Keep yourself and your family safe online with these ways to reduce the risks as you work from home or other off-campus location:  

  • Do not click on links in emails or social media pages. Start your information search by typing in a reputable web address into your browser.
  • Lock your device if you have to step away from it. 
  • Do not to leave your device where others may access or steal it (ex., cars, unattended in public places, etc.) 
  • Stay alert to the increase in phishing attempts and social engineering attacks. If in doubt, err on the side of safety. 
    • There are several fake COVID-19 sites that can infect your device by simply visiting them – no clicks required.
    • Nefarious groups may call and ask questions or pose as staff in efforts to gain access to our networks or obtain your username and passwords.
  • Ensure your home router is not using the default out-of-the-box username and password. Contact your Internet provider to determine and change if needed.
  • Avoid using public wi-fi where possible.
  • If you must use public wi-fi, connect to UTHSC's VPN client before logging in to any UTHSC systems.
  • Use strong passwords (ex., a passphrase with numbers, letters, and characters).
  • Use multi-factor/two-factor authentication where available.
  • If using your home or personal computer, set up a separate account and password protect it so that others in the household cannot access UTHSC information
  • Keep your personal machines up to date with the latest operating system and patches

Find additional tips at information security organization SANS.

Report any suspicious events to the Office of Cybersecurity at

Library Resources

Library Resources

Practice questions for the USMLE Step Exams, the NPTE, and NAPLEX, as well as many textbooks, video lessons, and interactive anatomical maps:

Free Internet Options
  • Comcast: free access to its Xfinity WiFi hot spots, unlimited data to its customers for no extra charge, and 60 days of free basic internet service to new customers.
  • Charter Communications: free Spectrum broadband and WiFi internet for the next 60 days to households with K-12 students or college students who don't already have a subscription. It is s also offering its WiFi hot spots for free to the public.
  • AT&T: free access to its public WiFi hot spots.
  • Verizon has no special offers, but is following the FCC agreement.
  • Sprint: unlimited data to existing customers, and will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
  • T-Mobile: unlimited data to existing customers, and soon will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
Learn New Skills

If you have some downtime, you can learn new skills from LinkedIn Learning.  They have all types of courses, such as Building a Better-To-Do List, Introduction to Photograph, Stop Stressing and Keep Moving Forward and Mindful Practices.

Now might be a good time to learn - it's all online and free through LinkedIn Learning courses.

Tip of the Week

Indie Memphis Movie Club. Indie Memphis Movie Club offers weekly virtual screening opportunities (for brand new films and classics), plus online Q&As on Tuesday evenings between its programmers and special guests. No joining of the sort required! This is a Movie Club available to all.

Physical Health

During this time of social distancing, it can be difficult to remain physically active and remember to eat well. Here are a few sites that might help:

Mental Health

Product hoarding. No social interaction. Media overload. Shelter in place. It's easy to get stressed and feel lonely and overwhelmed during this time. These links might help you survive this new normal.

Last Published: May 28, 2020