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2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Distance Education

Location: McReynolds Building, 216
Phone: 931-221-6625
Email:  online@apsu.edu
Website: www.apsu.edu/online


Our Mission

The mission of Distance Education at Austin Peay State University is to empower faculty and students to effectively employ emerging technologies and research based teaching practices to facilitate greater access to high quality and flexible higher education pathways.


Our Vision

Cultivate and Inspire Innovative Teaching and Learning in Distance Education Through Effective Implementation of Emerging Technologies and Research Based Teaching Practices.


Our Services

Distance Education offers a variety of services including:

  • Course development
  • Closed captioning services
  • Distance Education Support Desk
  • Faculty development training  
  • Innovative approaches to content delivery
  • Multimedia resources          
  • One-on-one D2L help sessions
  • Online student assistance
  • Online proctoring services
  • Technology integration into online courses


About Online Learning at APSU

Family obligations, work commitments, gas prices – there are countless reasons why online learning could be a smart option for you.  Whether you start your journey at Austin Peay State University online initially, take an assortment of online and on ground courses, or move to fully online over time, the department of Distance Education will be here to support you. 

Austin Peay State University’s online courses offer an interactive approach to education combined with a user-friendly online platform. Even if you’ve never taken an online class before, you will find our online format easy to learn, navigate, and manage!  Online students access D2L (https://elearn.apsu.edu/) and engage with instructors and classmates online in an interactive format.  It is important to know that online courses are not self-paced; courses begin and end on specific dates and class work has assigned deadlines.  Advising, library services, student support, and other forms of student assistance are available to online students.


Distance Education Support

The Distance Education Help Desk provides faculty, staff and student support for resolving technical and instructional needs specifically related to the Desire to Learn (D2L) learning management system platform and third party instructional technology tools.  These third-party instructional technology tools include: Turnitin plagarism prevention software, Zoom web conferencing, e-textbook publisher content, online proctoring, MyMedia audio and video instructional content, and Respondus Campus assessment authoring software.  

The Distance Education Help Desk may be reached at (931) 221-6625 or online@apsu.edu.



APSU participates in the TN eCampus partnership which provides comprehensive educational programs and courses through a coordinated network of Tennessee Board of Regents colleges, universities, and colleges of applied technology.  Courses taken through the TN eCampus partnership are online and completely transferable among the participating institutions which are all accredited. In order to graduate from APSU when participating in the TN eCampus partnership, graduate students must complete one-third (1/3) of their graduate program in residency where the required number of residency hours are earned in courses taught by APSU faculty.  Undergraduate students must complete one-fourth (1/4) of their undergraduate program in residency where required number of residency hours are earned in courses taught by APSU faculty.

Enrolling in a TN eCampus Course:

Students must satisfy the residency requirement for Austin Peay State University prior to enrolling in a TN eCampus course.  Students requesting enrollment in a TN eCampus course must meet with an academic advisor and their department chair to discuss course options.  The department chair will initiate the TN eCampus Course Request Form if the Austin Peay State University residency requirement has been met. The TN eCampus Course Request form must be approved by the Distance Education Director and the Registrar before registration authorization can be granted.