Iowa State University

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Technology & Support

Networking

LinkedIn N/A

Technology

Usable for classes
Apple Yes
PC Yes
Required Internet speed T1
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 WebEx Application; Echo360 streaming
Application for display on smartphone Yes
Description of application for smartphone WebEx Application; Echo360 streaming
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 Learn Yes

Support

Services
Academic advising Yes
Bookstore Yes
Career placement assistance N/A
Email address Yes
Financial aid office/services Yes
Access to digitized library materials Yes
Access to live librarian Yes
Local area network No
Mentoring No
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring No
Writing workshops No
Same services provided for all online programs Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours) 24
24-7 live tech support No
Tech support availability
Weekend days (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Never
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) Sometimes
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. Few
Percentage of classes with lectures 76-99
Student-student engagement
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software N/A

Requirements

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

Assessment

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

The students must obtain and seek approval of a proctor to assist in the administration of exams. An exam is released to the proctor who administers the exam to the student. The proctor submits the test back to the instructor for grading. Students are expected to conform to the university's policy on academic misconduct.

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