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Technology & Support

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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 No
Description of tablet application 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 Learn Yes

Support

Services
Academic advising Yes
Bookstore Yes
Career placement assistance No
Email address Yes
Financial aid office/services No
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 No
Same services for all online programs Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours) N/A
24-7 live tech support Yes

Structure

Archived classes Majority
Classes can be received live Minority
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. All
Percentage of classes with lectures All
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 4
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)

Our College instills in our students a high degree of adherence to the principles of academic honesty and integrity. Incoming students receive an orientation to the University's academic honesty policy, which is reiterated in each course syllabus. Moreover, we use anti-cheating and anti-plagiarism mechanisms such as Lockdown Browser for exams and TurnitIn for academic writing submissions.

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