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2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate 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 supports instructional technology and design.  We support faculty and student use of the D2L Brightspace learning management system, Turnitin plagiarism prevention and writing support, Examity online proctoring, Zoom web conferencing, Tutor.com online tutoring, and SmarterMeasure learning readiness assessment.  Instructional designers are able to help faculty with course development, content curation and accessibility, and delivery options.  Our other services include:

  • Distance Education Support Desk (M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm)
  • Instructional technology assistance and resources for students and faculty
  • Student laptop loan program
  • Quality Matters course reviews
  • Closed captioning and video streaming services
  • Faculty development training and travel stipend
  • Multimedia resources (Camtasia and SnagIt)        
  • One-on-one and group instructional technology and design consultations/training
  • Distance learning compliance and regulation with NC-SARA
  • Winter term

Distance Education Support Desk

The Distance Education Support Desk provides faculty, staff and student support for the instructional technologies and services listed above. Please contact Distance Education Support at online@apsu.edu, 931-221-6625, or in McReynolds Building Room 216.  Regular business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.  The Distance Education website, www.apsu.edu/online, has a wealth of information including an introduction to online courses guide, technology training resources, information about the laptop loan program, FAQ, helpful tips, and a sources of assistance directory.   

TN eCampus

APSU participates in the TN eCampus partnership which provides comprehensive educational programs and courses through a coordinated network of Tennessee Board of Regents community colleges, colleges of applied technology and five independent universities.  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 APSU 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 APSU 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.