The United States International University – Africa is equipped with a robust ICT Infrastructure that is fully and effectively utilized campus wide by students, faculty and staff. The University has established the Directorate of e-Learning to give direction for rapid technology adoption for teaching and learning both locally and remotely. The establishment of the e-Learning Directorate comes at a time when USIU-Africa is experiencing significant growth in terms of student numbers with a representation of more than seventy three countries worldwide. This establishment is in alignment with the current USIU-Africa strategic plan which emphasizes the need to expand, maintain and optimize use of physical facilities and technology to enable the University to increase visibility and enhance quality of its services. The e-Learning Directorate has the following goals: -
1.To widen access to USIU-Africa’s academic programs.
2.To create innovative and flexible course materials and contemporary delivery methods using technology.
3. To collaborate with other experts locally and globally to offer innovative courses that are market driven.
The USIU online Department shall be a premier center of academic excellence with a global perspective leveraging on 21st century technology for lifelong learning.
To leverage on the use of modern technologies to enrich the overall educational experiences through the adoption of flexible, creative and innovative best practices in teaching, learning and research at USIU-Africa.
The philosophy of USIU Online Department mirrors the University vision, mission, and mission outcomes. USIU Online Department seeks to provide flexible and accessible education that’s enriching at the convenience of every learner anywhere, anytime, globally. The center will promote digital capacity building for learners, facilitators and other stakeholders at USIU-Africa. The center will provide quality online learning and online teaching content that is interactive and effective for the development of leaders and managers with the capacity to solve emerging problems of the 21st century as guided by our core values of integrity, quality, flexibility, equity and relevance.
Students, kindly follow this linkto learn about Respondus Lockdown Browser and what you need to know about taking your exams on it. Please also refer to the Student Quick Start Guide.
Faculty,this video will show you how to set up an assessment to require the use of LockDown Browser and a webcam (Respondus Monitor), to prevent cheating in online exams. The video includes the student's perspective and tips for getting started.
The Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment for Blackboard quizzes and exams. If you enable the LockDown Browser, students must install the browser on their computer and then use it to log in to Blackboard and take the test. While using it, they are unable to copy, print, access other applications, visit other websites, or close the test until it is submitted.
The Student Version of LockDown Browser uses a standard Windows or Mac installer. This download link is unique for USIU-Africa. Please note students are required to install the application on their machines for them to take a Respondus Lockdown Browser and/or Monitor enabled exams.
If the instructor sets a test to require LockDown Browser, it cannot be accessed with a standard browser (Chrome, Mozilla etc). Should you attempt to use any other browser, you are notified that the test requires LockDown Browser.
No, once the session starts, the browser doesn’t allow you to navigate to other areas on your device. Please ensure you have reliable connectivity and where possible, set your connections to automatically switch over to the best service provider in case of an outage
Once an exam starts, the clock keeps going. If you get disconnected for 5 minutes, the test will be minus that time when you eventually reconnect. All saved attempts will still be available for you to proceed.