Adelphi takes security in the online environment very seriously. The Office of Information Technology follows best practices in hardware and software protection and web-based security, and offers guidance on personal online security to students.
Online and blended courses are offered using the Moodle learning management system. Access to the system is managed via the CAS web single sign-on system, and is based on a username/password combination that is unique to each student. This process ensures a consistent application of student identity verification. In addition, prior to acceptance into Adelphi, the University Office of Admissions verifies student identity through a review of primary documentation.
All use of Adelphi’s online systems and services is subject to the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Policy (requires Adelphi login).
Through advanced instructional design strategies, faculty are able to manage and minimize cheating, fraud and plagiarism. Faculty are trained on the latest strategies and technologies by the Faculty Center for Professional Excellence. For example, faculty may attend a workshop on Preparing Online Quizzes in Moodle. Faculty are also taught how to detect unexpected changes in student styles, how to write challenging exam questions, and how to use technologies such as web conferencing and Respondus for testing and Turnitin for plagiarism detection.
Further, the Associate Provost for Online Learning has established a portal whereby faculty can share their online teaching practices and discuss both challenges and solutions.