University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

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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 Yes
Live streaming audio Yes
Recorded video Yes
Recorded audio Yes
Software-based readers No
Application for display on tablet computer Yes
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
Learning management system used N/A

Types of Learning Management Systems Used

Sakai Yes

Support

Services
Academic advising Yes
Bookstore No
Career placement assistance N/A
Email address Yes
Financial aid office/services No
Access to digitized library materials Yes
Access to live librarian No
Local area network Yes
Mentoring Yes
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring Yes
Writing workshops No
Same services are provided for all online programs Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours) 24
24-7 live tech support No
Tech support availability
Weekend days (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Rarely
Weekend nights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Rarely
Weekend overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) Never
Weekdays (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Always
Weeknights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Always
Weekday overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) Never

Structure

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
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 Yes
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation N/A
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 Multiple geographically dispersed settings
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Primary measure is requiring all students to certify that they have adhered to the College of Engineering's Honor Code. Each professor reviews exams/coursework for plagiarism and similarity of wording among students.

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