Francis Marion University

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Technology & Support

Networking

LinkedIn N/A

Technology

Usable for classes
Apple N/A
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 No
Description of tablet application No
Application for display on smartphone No
Description of application for smartphone No
Bulletin boards Yes
Simulations Yes
Online labs Yes
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

Blackboard Collaborate Yes

Support

Services
Academic advising Yes
Bookstore Yes
Career placement assistance No
Email address Yes
Financial aid office/services No
Access to digitized library materials Yes
Access to live librarian No
Local area network Yes
Mentoring No
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring No
Writing workshops No
Same services for all online programs Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours) 48
24-7 live tech support No
Tech support availability
Weekend days (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Rarely
Weekend nights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Rarely
Weekend overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) Rarely
Weekdays (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Usually
Weeknights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Sometimes
Weekday overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) Rarely

Structure

Archived classes Majority
Classes can be received live Majority
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. Most
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 No
Review and sign ethics statement No
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 Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered One setting
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments No
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

proctoring of exams-non-tech visually monitored--tech

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