Online programs at Dickinson State University require students to have access to a working computer, internet and the required software to complete their online courses. A full list of Technical Requirements for PC and Macintosh computers along with required software and hardware can be found here.
In order to help ensure the integrity of our online programs at Dickinson State University, some courses do require exams to be completed in a proctored environment. Instructors can access exam guidelines, the DSU Proctor Policy, and the Proctored Exam Information Form here.
Dickinson State University currently uses Moodle for online access to all courses. All courses at DSU have an online component. Instructors are asked to post, at a minimum, their course syllabus in the Moodle course shell. Moodle content is accessible 24/7 with access to items which range from the course syllabus to fully online courses. Online courses allow students the flexibility of completing their coursework when their daily schedule allows. Online courses at DSU follow the same academic calendar as the face-to-face courses on campus.
Atomic Learning is an online, on demand, training site that offers over 50,000 tutorial videos on over 250 technology applications, including Microsoft and Adobe. Topics are subdivided into very small chunks and presented in videos of one or two minutes. 24/7 access to training offers flexible, just-in-time learning – Atomic Learning narrated video tutorials are ready when you are! Faculty are able to connect Atomic Learning sessions directly into their Moodle courses for student access. You can also access directly by using the link below. Use your Campus Connection ID/Password to log in.
Faculty are able to set up Blackboard Collaborate accounts to use for their virtual office hours. With the use of a microphone, webcam, and speakers, Blackboard Collaborate allows instructors to connect with students in a one-on-one environment as well as with distance education course participants in a real-time (synchronous) fashion. This connection allows participants to communicate with each other as well as share content either through screen share or distribution of files from the moderator. Blackboard Collaborate is available in all Moodle courses.
Instructors teaching in distance education courses are encouraged to direct their students to the NetTutor online tutoring site. With NetTutor, students experience online tutoring that is simple, fast and always available. Students connect to live educators from any computer that has Internet access, with no special software installation or equipment required. Students work one-on-one, in real-time with a tutor, communicating using a virtual whiteboard technology. NetTutor is available and accessible for all DSU students from within the Bluehawk Hub in Moodle.
Tegrity Campus allows faculty members to record class time and course content for students to watch live or review on demand. IVN course recordings are started by the instructor or IVN Technician in the classroom unless the instructor requests otherwise. Faculty are able to record from their classroom, office or home computers. Tegrity can be accessed from within the Moodle courses using the Tegrity Campus link or directly by using the link below. You will use the same ID/Password as Campus Connection and Moodle to access your Tegrity account.
Turnitin eliminates the time-consuming process of verifying student authorship by presenting easy-to-use reports that show how much of a document is original, cited from other sources, or unoriginal.
In addition to the traditional method of submitting papers to Turnitin via your account on their website, our latest contract renewal with Turnitin set up full integration with Moodle. You are now able to set up assignments in your Moodle course so the student’s papers are automatically submitted to Turnitin. As the instructor, you are then able to access all the reports and statistics for your students directly from within your Moodle course.