University of Nebraska—​Lincoln

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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 Yes
Application for display on tablet computer Yes
Description of tablet application Blackboard Mobile Learn
Application for display on smartphone Yes
Description of application for smartphone Blackboard Mobile Learn
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

Adobe Connect Yes
Blackboard Yes
Blackboard Learn 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 Yes
Mentoring Yes
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring No
Writing workshops No
Same services for all online programs No
Instructor response expected within (hours) 48
24-7 live tech support No
Tech support availability
Weekend days (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Always
Weekend nights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Always
Weekend overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) Rarely
Weekdays (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Always
Weeknights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Always
Weekday overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) Rarely

Structure

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live Minority
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
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 No
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 2
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)

Course syllabus instructions on academic integrity, correct citations, etc., identity management applications centrally, user ID and password needed to access course, assignments, and tests. All tests are proctored by proctors who are approved if they meet established criteria. Proctors are assigned specific codes (one code per test per student) to open and close tests. They are provided testing requirements they sign off that they followed. In addition, extensive interactions, discussions, video presentations, writing assignments, group work are integrated throughout the courses ensuring that instructors and other students know intimately the work of all students.

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