College of St. Scholastica

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Technology & Support


LinkedIn N/A


Usable for classes
Apple Yes
PC Yes
Required Internet speed 56k
Delivery modes
Live streaming video Yes
Live streaming audio Yes
Recorded video Yes
Recorded audio Yes
Software-based readers No
Application for display on tablet computer Yes
Description of tablet application IPad and other mobile technologies.
Application for display on smartphone Yes
Description of application for smartphone Course management system app is available for smartphone use and display. In addition, the college has developed its own app for mobile devices.
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 used N/A

Types of Learning Management Systems Used

Adobe Connect Yes
Blackboard Yes
Blackboard Learn Yes
Blackboard Mobile Yes
Other software Yes
Other software description Web 2.0 Tools, Google Hangout, Voice Thread, Wikis, Chat, iPad apps


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 Yes
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring Yes
Writing workshops Yes
Same services for all online programs No
Instructor response expected within (hours) 24
24-7 live tech support Yes


Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
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


New-student orientation Yes
Review and sign ethics statement No
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 8
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Majority
Class participation graded Yes


Exams Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Students are asked to write an essay upon entrance to the program. In addition, students are asked to use "Turn it in", a software program that checks papers for possible plagiarism. Exams are used very little in the program. In research courses, faculty work very closely with students to ensure that students are supported. Other software products like Smarthinking (an online tutorial service) is also used to help students get feedback on papers. By working very closely with students and by utilizing the mentioned software programs, we believe that we can ensure academic integrity of the coursework.

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