Syracuse University (Whitman)

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Technology & Support

Networking

LinkedIn http:/​/​whitman.​syr.​edu/​linkedin

Technology

Usable for classes
Apple Yes
PC Yes
Required Internet speed DSL
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 Blackboard Mobile
Application for display on smartphone Yes
Description of application for smartphone Blackboard Mobile
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 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
Services the same for all online programs No
Instructor response expected within (hours) 24
24-7 live tech support No
Tech support availability
Weekend days (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Sometimes
Weekend nights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Sometimes
Weekend overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) Sometimes
Weekdays (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Always
Weeknights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Sometimes
Weekday overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) Sometimes

Career Center

Dedicated business school career center Yes
School tracks alumni No
Alumni on which school collected usable information N/A

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 All
Student-student engagement
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) N/A
Skype or other visual software Yes

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 collabratively 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)

Students are required to read the University’s policy on Academic Integrity and the topic is discussed at length during New Student orientation.

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