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.
Cultivate and Inspire Innovative Teaching and Learning in Distance Education Through Effective Implementation of Emerging Technologies and Research Based Teaching Practices.
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. *Please note, all links open in new windows.
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.
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APSU participates in the TNeCampus consortium 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 consortium are online and completely transferable among the participating institutions which are all fully accredited. In order to graduate from APSU when participating in the TN eCampus consortium, 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.
Distance Education Laptop Loan Program (DELLP)
Distance Education Laptop Loan Program (DELLP) assists eligible students with participation in their online courses when their computer malfunctions during the semester.
Program Eligibility Requirements:
- Due to limited availability, students must be enrolled in completely online schedules (no on ground classes) and laptops are issued on a first come first serve basis.
- Must have an APSU student ID or a valid driver’s license or state issued ID card.
- If you are found eligible and reside within 60 miles of campus, personal pickup on campus is required. If you reside more than 60 miles from campus, a shipping option may apply at the discretion of Distance Education.
- The laptop loan period will expire at the end of the semester in which the student is registered.
Laptop Loan Request Procedures:
To request a laptop, go to the Distance Education Equipment Loan Request form, log in with your OneStop credentials, complete the form, and upload a copy of your picture ID. This is usually easiest with a Smartphone or Tablet but neither are available, below are some options:
Allow for additional time during holidays and weekends for a response and eligibility status. Watch your campus email for a confirmation of submission.
You will be notified by campus email of your application status and availability of inventory.