University of Wisconsin—​Madison

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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 Yes
Application for display on tablet computer Yes
Description of tablet application Learning management systems have responsive mobile design to provide effective display of course sites and materials on both smart phones and tablets.
Application for display on smartphone Yes
Description of application for smartphone Learning management systems have responsive mobile design to provide effective display of course sites and materials on both smart phones and tablets.
Bulletin boards Yes
Simulations Yes
Online labs Yes
Courses designed by certified instructional designers Yes
Learning management system used N/A

Types of Learning Management Systems Used

Blackboard Collaborate Yes
Desire2Learn Yes
Moodle Yes
Other software Yes
Other software description Box.com, MediaSite, Mendeley, Camtasia,

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 Yes
Writing workshops Yes
Same services are provided for all online programs No
Instructor response expected within (hours) 24
24-7 live tech support Yes

Structure

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live Majority
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 4
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)

Academic integrity policies are displayed in all course syllabi; instructors cover their expectations in each course; program director and director of student services extremely sensitive to these issues and actively foster a culture of academic integrity; students are made aware of all policies and invited to ask questions if any part of the policies are unclear; students are required to sign and acknowledge acceptance of academic integrity policy on exams given by designated proctors.

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