American Public University System

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Technology & Support

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Technology

Apple Yes
PC Yes
Required Internet speed 256k
Live streaming video No
Live streaming audio No
Recorded video Yes
Recorded audio Yes
Software-based readers Yes
Application for display on tablet computer Yes
Description of tablet application APUS uses the Sakai Learning Management System and makes the classroom visible on all mobile devices.
Application for display on smartphone Yes
Description of application for smartphone APUS uses the Sakai Learning Management System and makes the classroom visible on all mobile devices.
Bulletin boards Yes
Simulations Yes
Online labs Yes
Learning management system Yes
All courses accessible to students from one learning management system Yes
Online course development In-house
Courses designed by certified instructional designers Yes
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

During the first week of the mandatory first course students complete an assignment where they agree to comply with the APUS Honor Code and Honor Pledge. Students use Turn-It-In on two written paper assignments for the mandatory first course. Faculty members in identified courses ask students to sign the honor code making a statement that the assignment submitted is original work. Turn-It-In is embedded in selected learning management courses where courses are automatically uploaded and assessed by the plagiarism software.

Types of Learning Management Systems Used

Sakai Yes

Services

Academic advising Yes
Bookstore Yes
Career placement assistance Yes
Email address Yes
Financial aid office/services Yes
Access to digitized library materials Yes
Access to live librarian Yes
Local area network No
Mentoring Yes
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring Yes
Writing workshops Yes

Support From Faculty

Instructor office hours (weekly) 0
Expectation that instructors will respond to questions within specific timeframe Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours) 48
24-7 live tech support No
Tech support availability
Weekend days (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Always
Weekend nights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Always
Weekend overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) N/A
Weekdays (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Always
Weeknights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Always
Weekday overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) N/A

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