Technology & Distance Education

Adjunct Handbook Handbook


moodle-logo Online Course Access

Dickinson State University currently uses Moodle for our 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. Click here to access Moodle.

Course Request – Instructors can click here to access their course request forms.

  • Moodle Course Request
  • RACTC Course Request
  • NOTE: Tegrity recordings are not automatically moved each semester. Faculty may either move their own courses or add request as a comment on the course request form.

    books Proctored Exams

    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. While online study allows students flexibility in scheduling, study time and in completing their assigned work, the proctored exams help to ensure the identity of students completing the online course work.

     

    • The Dickinson State University Proctor Policy as well as Proctor Forms can be found here.
    • Faculty can access the DSU Proctored Exam Guidelines the DSU Proctored Exam Guidelines which will give provide proctoring guidelines.

    studyingDSU Online Technology & Software Requirements

    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. Dickinson State University does not supply internet access or required software programs for students taking online courses. A full list of Technical Requirements for PC and Macintosh computers along with required software and hardware can be found by clicking here.

    NOTE: iPads or Tablets are NOT compatible with DSU Online courses.


    Tegrity logoTegrity

    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 clicking here. Users will use the same Username and Password as Campus Connection and Moodle to access their Tegrity account.


    Atomic Learning Atomic Learning

    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. Access Atomic Learning using the same Username and Password as Campus Connection and Moodle. Click here to begin.


    Smarthinking Smarthinking

    Instructors teaching in distance education courses are encouraged to direct their students to the Smarthinking online tutoring site. With Smarthinking, 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. Smarthinking is available and accessible in all distance education courses.


    Blackboard Collaborate Blackboard Collaborate

    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.