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Technology & Support

Networking

LinkedIn N/A

Technology

Usable for classes
Apple Yes
PC Yes
Required Internet speed DSL
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 Blackboard Mobile Learn App; Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing App
Application for display on smartphone Yes
Description of application for smartphone Blackboard Mobile Learn App; Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing App
Bulletin boards Yes
Simulations No
Online labs No
Courses designed by certified instructional designers No
Courses designed by an outside firm No
Learning management system used N/A

Types of Learning Management Systems Used

Blackboard Collaborate Yes
Blackboard Learn Yes
Blackboard Mobile Yes

Support

Services
Academic advising Yes
Bookstore Yes
Career placement assistance No
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 No
Writing workshops No
Same services for all online programs No
Instructor response expected within (hours) N/A
24-7 live tech support No
Tech support availability
Weekend days (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Usually
Weekend nights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Never
Weekend overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) Never
Weekdays (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Always
Weeknights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Rarely
Weekday overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) Never

Structure

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live All
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. Most
Percentage of classes with lectures 26-50
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 Yes
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation N/A
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students All
Class participation graded Yes

Assessment

Exams No
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)

Course syllabus has Academic Integrity /honor code and procedures for students; faculty have the option of using SafeAssign, a plagiarism detection software for student work; university is evaluating for purchase a lockdown browser and remote proctoring tool for online assessments

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