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Technology & Support

Networking

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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 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 Yes
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
Desire2Learn Yes

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 Yes
Writing workshops Yes
Same services are provided for all online programs No
Instructor response expected within (hours) N/A
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 76-99
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 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 No
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered N/A
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Yes
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Affidavits of academic integrity are required at the point of application with a digital acceptance of policies, a signed copy must be on file prior to starting coursework, all quizzes and exams all have an initial question outlining integrity codes, faculty review course patterns using specialized software to look for answer patterns among classmates, questions are randomized, pools of extra questions used in exams, and faculty use turn-it-in plagiarism software on written documents.

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