University of West Alabama

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Technology & Support

Networking

LinkedIn N/A

Technology

Apple Yes
PC Yes
Required Internet speed DSL
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
Application for display on smartphone No
Bulletin boards Yes
Simulations Yes
Online labs Yes
Learning management system Yes
All courses accessible to students from one learning management system Yes
Online course development In-house
Courses designed by certified instructional designers No
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Students utilize a remote proctor device to take all exams. Each exam is viewed for academic integrity. In fact, UWA was recently award the Trusted Seal by Software Secure. We were the first instition to earn the honor. Additionally, we utilize Turnitin.com to detect plagarism within written assignments.

Types of Learning Management Systems Used

Blackboard Learn Yes

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 No
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring No
Writing workshops No

Support From Faculty

Instructor office hours (weekly) 10
Expectation that instructors will respond to questions within specific timeframe Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours) 24
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) Always
Weeknights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) N/A
Weekday overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) N/A

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