Kansas State University

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Technology & Support

Networking

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Technology

Usable for classes
Apple Yes
PC Yes
Required Internet speed 256k
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 K-State App available through Google Play Store and Apple App Store, etc.
Application for display on smartphone Yes
Description of application for smartphone K-State App available through Google Play Store and Apple App Store, etc.
Bulletin boards Yes
Simulations Yes
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

Other software Yes
Other software description K-State Online http://public.online.ksu.edu/ K-State Online is a simple, yet powerful, learning management system designed to deliver engaging & interactive online classrooms to students.

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 No
Mentoring Yes
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring No
Writing workshops Yes
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) Usually
Weekend nights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Usually
Weekend overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) Rarely
Weekdays (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Always
Weeknights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Always
Weekday overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) Rarely

Structure

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 1-25
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 N/A
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Majority
Class participation graded Yes

Assessment

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)

Low risk assessments are the predominant form of assessment: projects, portfolios, message boards and writing activities. Some instructors utilize plagiarism sites/software to check written assignments. We have very well defined honor and integrity policies and consequences http://www.k-state.edu/honor/ Students read a statement but are not required to sign anything.

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