Technology is a crucial component of each LIS class. In order for LIS students to be successful, they must have daily access to a computer and the Internet throughout their time in the School. All incoming students must meet the School's computer competencies as well as its minimum computer hardware and software requirements before the first day of class. These requirements ensure that each student is equipped to have an optimal, successful learning experience.
Online Course Preview
Students taking online classes will use various media including online video conferencing, email, discussion boards, and other Web-based technologies to "attend" class sessions, communicate with professors and peers, and complete assignments. Students must meet all technology requirements prior to the first day of class. Access to all online classes is through the University's learning management system (LMS): Blackboard. Students who are not already familiar with Blackboard are encouraged to review the Blackboard Guide for Students. The School also provides Adobe Connect 8 for on-demand course content and real time, interactive class sessions and meetings. Incoming students are encouraged to review the Adobe Connect Meeting Tutorial.