Dillard University is a member of the Online Learning Sortium
DEAL Faculty are Quality Matters certified
DEAL online courses use Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor to authenticate student test takers and record their testing session.
All students using Canvas can check for plagiarism using Unplag.
Several DEAL Courses are testing VoiceThread
Distance Education for Authentic Learning (D.E.A.L.)
Dillard University Distance Education for
Authentic Learning (DEAL) will engage, empower, and inspire global learners by re-imagining
and redefining curriculum to enact positive change and meet the competitive
demands of a 21st century society. DEAL courses and programs will support
student success by employing on demand, technology-integrated, real-world
relevant teaching and learning not constrained to brick and mortar classrooms.
Dillard University's D.E.A.L. includes both hybrid and fully online courses.
Dillard University defines alternative delivery courses as follows:
Hybrid: Hybrid classes at Dillard University combine traditional classroom instruction with a significant amount (33% - 75%) of instruction delivered through instructional technology. Hybrid courses meet approximately half of the time in a traditional face-to-face environment with the remainder of the course presentation, interaction, activities, and exercises delivered through various electronic means online.
Online: Online classes at Dillard University have the bulk of the material delivered online via Blackboard Learn LMS. Face-to-face sessions are discouraged but acceptable up to 5% of instructional time (maximum of two 1 hour meetings during a long semester). Proctored exams are allowed. If there are to be any required meetings, the days, times, and locations are included in the class description in the course schedule so students and advisors are aware of this requirement prior to registration.