Upper Iowa University

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Technology & Support

Networking

LinkedIn N/A

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 Vital Source; eCollege; Connect.
Application for display on smartphone Yes
Description of application for smartphone Vital Source; eCollege; Connect.
Bulletin boards Yes
Simulations Yes
Online labs Yes
Courses designed by certified instructional designers Yes
Courses designed by an outside firm No
Learning management system N/A

Types of Learning Management Systems Used

Pearson eCollege Yes
Other software Yes
Other software description MHConnect; MHCampus; Zoom

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 No
Mentoring No
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring Yes
Writing workshops No
Services the same for all online programs Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours) 24
24-7 live tech support Yes

Career Center

Dedicated business school career center No
School tracks alumni No
Alumni on which school collected usable information N/A

Structure

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. None
Percentage of classes with lectures N/A
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 No
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 25
Courses requiring students to work collabratively with other students Majority
Class participation graded Yes

Assessment

Exams Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Yes
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Technological: We have implemented adaptive learning technologies via Connect. This technology proves detailed reports about student progress. Non-technological: Every course has a learning outcome assessment that is assessed against a common rubric for comparison.

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