University of Pittsburgh (Swanson)

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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 No
Application for display on tablet computer Yes
Description of tablet application Adobe Connect App
Application for display on smartphone Yes
Description of application for smartphone Adobe Connect App
Bulletin boards Yes
Simulations No
Online labs No
Courses designed by certified instructional designers No
Learning management system used N/A

Types of Learning Management Systems Used

Adobe Connect Yes
Blackboard 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 are provided for all online programs Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours) 48
24-7 live tech support No
Tech support availability
Weekend days (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Never
Weekend nights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Never
Weekend overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) Never
Weekdays (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Always
Weeknights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Sometimes
Weekday overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) Never

Structure

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live All
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. All
Classes with lectures All
Student-student engagement
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software Yes

Requirements

New-student orientation Yes
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 No
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered N/A
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments No
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Classes are kept small so professors understand students' work and learn what they are capable of; proctored exams when needed.

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