All courses at Kaplan University require assignments to be submitted using Microsoft Office. Assignments created using other applications, such as Microsoft Works or WordPerfect, are not acceptable. Macintosh files created using applications other than the MS Office suite are not satisfactory and will not be accepted by the instructor.
All students are required to have Microsoft Office 2007 or a more recent version such as Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus which is available as a free, renewable subscription to active, enrolled students at Kaplan University through the following online path: KU Campus > Community Center tab > Student Store & Discounts > OnTheHub. Note that if you are purchasing Microsoft Office for the first time, you may have to purchase Office 2010 or 2013, in which case you may also need to purchase an upgrade for your operating system.
Students enrolled in programs through the School of Information Technology are required to have Microsoft Office 2007 Professional or a more recent version and must have at least the Windows XP Professional operating system installed.
Open College at Kaplan University
In addition to Kaplan University's technology requirements, students must possess the following computer hardware prior to enrolling in Open College at Kaplan University: card with speakers, webcam, and microphone.
Some courses have additional software and hardware requirements. All students should review the chart below carefully, as well as any software or hardware requirements specified on the online course pages or in communications from your instructor. Please check to ensure that your computer meets the minimum requirements needed to run any additional software. All software and hardware requirements are subject to change.
All arts and sciences courses require Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer, available as a free download at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13 (if you do not have PowerPoint already). From this page, search for "PowerPoint Viewer." In addition, students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Communication program must have access to a computer with a built-in microphone and webcam or an external headset with a microphone and an external webcam. Please note: Kaplan University's Support and Solutions Team is not available to offer guidance or technical support concerning the use of microphones or webcams. Students should understand how to operate the built-in features and/or external equipment prior to using them in the classroom environment.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing: RN to BSN and graduate nursing programs will utilize Shadow Health software throughout the program. The current, one-time fee is $99 and is paid directly to Shadow Health. Course syllabi will provide directions to students to purchase the software. Please note: Kaplan University's Support and Solutions Team is not available to offer guidance or technical support concerning the use of Shadow Health. Shadow Health provides technical support for students.
There are certain elements that are needed to make work groups effective. I am obligated to improve the management tools and practices needed to work in teams, build cross-functional teams, and facilitate collaborative decision making. To make an effective healthcare work group there first needs to be team work. Everyone in the work group needs to work together to work towards the same common goal. Collaborationof ideas and listening to each other is very important when it comes to being successful as a team. Then there’s responsibility and reliance. Everyone in the work group must take responsibility and Contribute as much as they can. If it is a project that the healthcare team is working on everyone needs to do their part equally and complete the work that is assigned to them. To work as a team everyone must help each other to learn from the project as well as complete the project together successfully (Polytechnic University, 2003). The next important element that is a part of building an effective healthcare work group is Relationship. Building a good relationship to encourage each other to Share information exchange viewpoints discuss learning strategies, form good partnerships as well as show acceptance to different personalities. Everybody’s different personality contributes to the effectiveness, creativeness and success of thework group (Polytechnic University, 2003). With all work groups there’s going to be conflicts and barriers to communication that may cause conflict within the group such as failing to listen to each other and not paying attention. Other barriers of communication that can keep a work group from functioning effectively are Authority or Hierarchy Problems and culture differences (Campbell, 2015). Some people do not feel comfortable and are intimidated when it comes to talking to management or someone that is of authority about problems and new ideas. That can lead to ineffective communication. When it comes to culture differences, people of diverse backgrounds and