Western Kentucky University

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Technology & Support

Networking

LinkedIn N/A

Technology

Apple Yes
PC Yes
Required Internet speed 256k
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 Blackboard Mobile Learn
Application for display on smartphone Yes
Description of application for smartphone Blackboard Mobile Learn
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)

WKU uses a variety of methods to instill academic integrity including: requiring proctored exams arranged through the DELO Testing Center; providing remote exam access recorded via Tegrity; utilizing timed exams and quizzes via Blackboard; Course intro videos/photos via Blackboard and/or Tegrity; Utilizing test banks in Blackboard which create different questions for each student taking the exam; Turn-It-In Software (papers are submitted through Blackboard, then this software crawls the assignment, flagging anything suspicious or uncited); Safe Assign, which works very similarly to Turn-it-in, SecureExam and Respondus.

Types of Learning Management Systems Used

Blackboard Yes
Blackboard Mobile 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 No
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring Yes
Writing workshops Yes

Support From Faculty

Instructor office hours (weekly) 15
Expectation that instructors will respond to questions within specific timeframe Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours) 48
24-7 live tech support No
Tech support availability
Weekend days (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Usually
Weekend nights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Always
Weekend overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) Never
Weekdays (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Always
Weeknights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Always
Weekday overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) Never

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