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Technology & Support

Networking

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Technology

Apple Yes
PC Yes
Required Internet speed DSL
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 There are multiple mobile apps for our Learning Management System (LMS: Desire2Learn), web-conferencing systems, Google apps for education, and various other distance ed technologies used.
Application for display on smartphone Yes
Description of application for smartphone There are multiple mobile apps for our Learning Management System (LMS: Desire2Learn), web-conferencing systems, Google apps for education, and various other distance ed technologies used.
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 Yes
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Measures are strict identity verification requirements & processes at the point of admission; secure usernames/passwords required for access; all of the core courses and some of the upper-division courses require at least one proctored exam at a test site where identity is checked and test-taking is monitored; in the core courses a student cannot pass the course without passing the proctored exam, regardless of grade-average in the class; our online faculty development support staff encourage instructors to use best practices in online course development and authentic assessment, providing guidelines for promoting academic integrity; and all admitted students must sign a code of honor and are held to strict academic integrity standards.

Types of Learning Management Systems Used

Desire2Learn 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 No
Mentoring Yes
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring Yes
Writing workshops Yes

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 Yes

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