University of San Francisco

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Technology & Support

Networking

LinkedIn N/A

Technology

Usable for classes
Apple Yes
PC Yes
Required Internet speed 128k
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 Video lectures are uploaded to the Ensemble video server which compresses video to H.264 that displays on all mobile devices and tablets.
Application for display on smartphone Yes
Description of application for smartphone Video lectures are uploaded to the Ensemble video server which compresses video to H.264 that displays on all mobile devices and tablets.
Bulletin boards Yes
Simulations No
Online labs Yes
Courses designed by certified instructional designers Yes
Courses designed by an outside firm No
Learning management system used N/A

Types of Learning Management Systems Used

Canvas Yes

Support

Services
Academic advising No
Bookstore Yes
Career placement assistance No
Email address Yes
Financial aid office/services No
Access to digitized library materials No
Access to live librarian No
Local area network No
Mentoring No
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring No
Writing workshops No
Same services 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) Usually
Weekend nights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Usually
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
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 Yes
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 12
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)

Students must digitally sign an academic integrity statement before being able to access the course content in an online course. Instructors can choose to use Turnitin to review student assignment submissions. Incidents of plagiarism are reviewed by instructors and the academic department as they arise.

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