Rush University

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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 No
Live streaming audio No
Recorded video Yes
Recorded audio Yes
Software-based readers Yes
Application for display on tablet computer Yes
Description of application for tablet computer 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 No
Courses designed by an outside firm No
Learning management system used N/A

Types of Learning Management Systems Used

Blackboard Yes
Blackboard Collaborate Yes
Blackboard Connect N/A
Blackboard Learn Yes
Blackboard Mobile N/A
Blackboard WebCT N/A
Canvas N/A
Claroline N/A

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 Yes
Mentoring Yes
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring Yes
Writing workshops Yes
Same services are provided for all online programs No
Instructor response expected within (hours) 24
24/7 live tech support Yes

Structure

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. None
Percentage of classes with lectures All
Student-student engagement
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software N/A

Requirements

New-student orientation Yes
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 Minority
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)

Technical--We ensure the academic integrity of our testing environment by using:Online, visually monitored (students required to be visible by web video). Non-Technological- To ensure fairness we use a limited time frame to access the exam and question scrambling.

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