Academic Experience

How does the campus use technology to enhance teaching and learning in your areas of interest?

Is there technology in the classrooms?

Will you use technology to collaborate with other students in both your introductory and advanced courses?

Does the school give credit for courses taken online from other institutions and sources of instruction?

Does the school have multimedia labs you can use to work on projects? Is there help available?

Are library collections and resources—such as catalogs, research databases, special collections, course reserves, full-text electronic journals, books, and streaming  media—available online and accessible off campus?

What technology resources and help are available to students with special needs?

Can the library deliver documents to you electronically, either via e-mail, file transfer, or through Web posting? Is there a cost associated with that service?

What kind of help does the library provide for research assistance, and when is the help available?

Does the campus offer general or profession-specific training programs that will ensure you are fluent in current information technologies when you graduate?

 

 

 

 

Coursework—in and out of class

 

How does the campus use technology to enhance teaching and learning in your areas of interest?

GVSU provides all classrooms with smart room technology which includes computer, projector, DVD player, and sound.  Some classrooms are equipped with document cameras.  All courses have the ability to utilize course management software, Blackboard, for web enhanced or fully online teaching.  A Digital Studio provides service to both faculty and students to assist in digitizing needs.

 

Is there technology in the classrooms?

GVSU provides all classrooms with smart room technology which includes computer, projector, DVD player, and sound.  Some classrooms are equipped with document cameras.  Specialized rooms have additional equipment to control multiple screen display and whiteboard capture tools.  Personal Response Clickers are used in many disciplines and are free for student use.

 

Will you use technology to collaborate with other students in both your introductory and advanced courses?

Blackboard, Library services, Google Mail, Google Docs as well as many student services are all available and in use by many courses throughout a students’ educational experience. GVSU offers Wimba Pronto free to all students and faculty. this instant messaging system allows students to text, share desktops and video chat. 

 

Does the school give credit for courses taken online from other institutions and sources of instruction?

Please check with the Records Office for transfer credit information.

 

Support services

 

Does the school have multimedia labs you can use to work on projects? Is there help available?

Multimedia labs are available, both Macintosh and Windows versions.  Resources are available for assistance.

 

Are library collections and resources—such as catalogs, research databases, special collections, course reserves, full-text electronic journals, books, and streaming  media—available online and accessible off campus?

Yes. Students will be prompted to log in using their network ID and password when connecting to the Library resources from off-campus.

 

What technology resources and help are available to students with special needs?

Many computer labs have a designated computer station equipped with adjustable table and specialized software.  A dedicated department for disability support services assists with specialized needs for students within the classroom and/or labs.

 

Can the library deliver documents to you electronically, either via e-mail, file transfer, or through Web posting? Is there a cost associated with that service?

The GVSU University Libraries, Inter-Library Loan department provides document delivery to faculty, staff and students electronically. The patron is sent an e-mail with a web link to the GVSU Document Delivery site where they can read the document online or download it (web posting). The document is in pdf format. There is no fee for faculty, staff or students at this time.  https://gvsu.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/FAQ.html

 

What kind of help does the library provide for research assistance, and when is the help available?

The libraries provide a range of research assistance. You can contact a library staff person to ask specific questions or request help by walking into any of the library locations, calling the reference number (331-3500), sending an email (refdesk@gvsu.edu), or through chat available from the "just ask" button on the Libraries main webpage.  Each GVSU department has a librarian liaison who has expertise in specific subject areas. Librarians teach research skills in specific classes and will schedule individual consultations with students as well.

 

Looking toward graduation and a career

Does the campus offer general or profession-specific training programs that will ensure you are fluent in current information technologies when you graduate?

Many courses require basic computer application use.  Professional programs require specific application usage found in designated computer labs or available at a discounted price for student home use.

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