Our Platform and Its Benefits
Our Award-Winning WebCampus Platform Helps You Succeed
WebCampus, the Stevens Online course delivery technology platform, is a seven-time winner of the U.S. Distance Learning Association's prestigious 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning. As part of WebCampus, Stevens strives to enhance teaching and learning with technology through a variety of applications, including the Canvas learning management system, the Zoom web conferencing system, and the Panopto video library system.
Learning Delivery Tools
There are two types of systems used to deliver online courses
The first is Canvas, a learning management system. Canvas can be accessed by students via the MyStevens portal. All course materials are located in Canvas.
When a student is enrolled in a course, they can go to Canvas to download lecture content, interact with classmates using e-mail and discussion boards, complete assignments and assessments and meet with their instructor live using the web-conferencing tool that's embedded in every course.
Zoom is our web conferencing tool. This system allows instructors and students to participate in real-time, recorded, and "on-demand" events. In a typical class that utilizes web conferencing, the instructor may conduct periodic sessions to deliver lectures, review homework, hold office hours, or answer questions.
Recordings Available, Anytime
Most web conferencing events are recorded so that students can play them back as many times as needed. Instructors may also create pre-recorded or "on-demand" events that cover a specific topic or assignment. Links to these on-demand events are available in Canvas, within the online course.
A Value-Added Service
Students can use the web conferencing system to conduct web conferences with their classmates in preparation for projects. This gives students the opportunity to practice their tram building skills, virtually. Students can access Zoom through MyStevens or within their Canvas course. Students who wish to make use of this service should contact their professor.
Rewards of Participation
Instructors have cited cases where students, through their active participation in web conferences, demonstrated a much better understanding of class concepts. Many students have also developed new skills for managing virtual projects and virtual teams – a skill that is becoming increasingly important for global and multinational companies. Web conferencing events have been integrated into most WebCampus programs, though the number of web conferences conducted in each class varies. To find out the level of web conferencing activity that takes place in the classes you are interested in, review the course syllabi or contact the instructor teaching the course.