Ball State University (Miller)

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Technology & Support

Networking

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Technology

Usable for classes
Apple Yes
PC Yes
Required Internet speed Cable
Delivery modes
Live streaming video Yes
Live streaming audio Yes
Recorded video Yes
Recorded audio Yes
Software-based readers Yes
Application for display on tablet computer Yes
Description of tablet application IPad, iPad mini, Android
Application for display on smartphone Yes
Description of application for smartphone IPhone, Android, BlackBerry, webOS
Bulletin boards Yes
Simulations No
Online labs No
Courses designed by certified instructional designers Yes
Courses designed by an outside firm No
Learning management system N/A

Types of Learning Management Systems Used

Blackboard Yes
Blackboard Connect Yes
Blackboard Collaborate Yes
Blackboard Learn Yes
Blackboard Mobile Yes
Other software Yes
Other software description Blackboard Analytics, Blackboard Outcomes

Support

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 Yes
Mentoring No
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring Yes
Writing workshops Yes
Services the same for all online programs Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours) 48
24-7 live tech support Yes

Career Center

Dedicated business school career center No
School tracks alumni Yes
Alumni on which school collected usable information 51%

Structure

Archived classes Majority
Classes can be received live Majority
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Percentage of classes with lectures All
Student-student engagement
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software Yes

Requirements

New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement No
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
Courses requiring students to work collabratively with other students All
Class participation graded Yes

Assessment

Exams Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered N/A
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Courses include a statement defining academic integrity, and we use the following tools to help instill ethical behavior: online virtual proctoring (via B Virtual) that can be accomplished from a student's computer equipped with a webcam and connected to an online proctor, plagiarism checking software, test pools with randomized questions, and time limits on exams.

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