Northwestern State University of Louisiana

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Technology & Support

Networking

LinkedIn N/A

Technology

Usable for classes
Apple Yes
PC Yes
Required Internet speed N/A
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 application for tablet computer Ipad
Application for display on smartphone Yes
Description of application for smartphone Iphone
Bulletin boards Yes
Simulations Yes
Online labs Yes
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 N/A
Blackboard Connect N/A
Blackboard Learn N/A
Blackboard Mobile N/A
Blackboard WebCT N/A
Canvas N/A
Claroline N/A
Moodle Yes

Support

Services
Academic advising Yes
Bookstore No
Career placement assistance Yes
Email address Yes
Financial aid office/services Yes
Access to digitized library materials Yes
Access to live librarian No
Local area network No
Mentoring Yes
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring No
Writing workshops Yes
Same services are provided 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) N/A
Weekend nights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) N/A
Weekend overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) N/A
Weekdays (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) N/A
Weeknights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) N/A
Weekday overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) N/A

Structure

Archived classes Majority
Classes can be received live Minority
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. None
Percentage of classes with lectures 51-75
Student-student engagement
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) N/A
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 4
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students All
Class participation graded N/A

Assessment

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

respondus hardware and institutional tracking of web addresses

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