Walden University

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Technology & Support

Networking

LinkedIn N/A

Technology

Usable for classes
Apple Yes
PC Yes
Required Internet speed 56k
Delivery modes
Live streaming video No
Live streaming audio No
Recorded video Yes
Recorded audio No
Software-based readers Yes
Application for display on tablet computer Yes
Description of application for tablet computer MobileLearn Application
Application for display on smartphone Yes
Description of application for smartphone MobileLearn Application
Bulletin boards Yes
Simulations No
Online labs No
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

Blackboard Yes
Blackboard Collaborate N/A
Blackboard Connect N/A
Blackboard Learn Yes
Blackboard Mobile N/A
Blackboard WebCT N/A
Canvas N/A
Claroline N/A
Other software Yes
Other software description Blackboard Outcomes, Taskstream

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 Yes
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring Yes
Writing workshops Yes
Same services are provided for all online programs N/A
Instructor response expected within (hours) 48
24/7 live tech support Yes

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) N/A
Skype or other visual software N/A

Requirements

New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement No
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded Yes

Assessment

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

The MSN program uses we use the program Turnitin for all written work to check for academic integrity and plagiarism. In addition One discussion per class is submitted to Turnitin. Originality reports are reviewed and students are taught about plagiarism. If they do not respond then the Code of Conduct policy is used to address plagiarism

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