University of Maryland—​Baltimore County

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Technology & Support

Networking

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Technology

Usable for classes
Apple N/A
PC Yes
Required Internet speed N/A
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 No
Description of tablet application No
Application for display on smartphone No
Description of application for smartphone No
Bulletin boards Yes
Simulations No
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 Yes
Email address Yes
Financial aid office/services No
Access to digitized library materials Yes
Access to live librarian Yes
Local area network Yes
Mentoring No
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring No
Writing workshops No
Same services provided for all online programs Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours) N/A
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 All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. None
Percentage of classes with lectures 1-25
Student-student engagement
Online chatrooms N/A
Web conferencing (webinars) N/A
Skype or other visual software N/A

Requirements

New-student orientation No
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 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)

Graduate School has developed a tutorial that is required of all entering graduate students.

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