May 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Bulletin 
2024-2025 Graduate Bulletin

Distance Education

Phone: 931-221-6625
Location: McReynolds Building, 216



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 provides instructional technology and design services.  We support faculty and student use of the D2L Brightspace learning management system, Turnitin plagiarism prevention and writing support, online proctoring, Zoom web conferencing, online tutoring, YuJa media management and SmarterMeasure learning readiness assessment.  Instructional designers are available to help faculty with course development, course improvement, content curation and accessibility.  Our other services include:

  • Distance Education Support Desk (M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm)
  • Instructional technology assistance and resources for students and faculty
  • Quality Matters course reviews
  • Quality Matters workshops and professional development
  • APSU Online Quality Fundamentals (AOQF) course review program
  • Closed captioning and video streaming services
  • Faculty instructional technology and instructional design training
  • Multimedia resources (Camtasia and SnagIt licenses)        
  • Distance Education compliance and regulation 

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, 931-221-6625, or in McReynolds Building Room 216 by appointment.  Regular business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.  The Distance Education website,, has a wealth of information including an introduction to online courses guide, technology training resources, and helpful tips.