Do I ever have to come to the campus?
You may have a face-to-face and/or proctored (supervised) exam. If this is the case you will need to speak with your instructor about getting a Proctor.
Can I work at my own pace, or is there a set schedule?
Most online courses have a set schedule for assignments and testing.
Can I receive advising online?
Yes, visit http://www.apsu.edu/orientation/advising
The courses are posted on the Academic Calendar.
For RODP: Visit the TBR Virtual Library for more information.
For APSU: Visit the APSU Library for more information.
Many different types of students can benefit from taking online courses. If you have the right equipment, Internet access, and time to work on the course regularly, you may want to consider online courses. An online course may be for you if:
... and many other reasons. Studies have proven repeatedly that students who are highly self-motivated, responsible, and self-disciplined can do well in a distance education program.
We all want to see you succeed. You will give yourself a good start by taking the orientation and honestly assessing your computer skills and equipment needs.
APSU/RODP does not provide computer, modem, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or software support other than the Desire2Learn(D2L) course management system.
Please don't confuse the flexibility of an online course with ease. The same course material is covered and the same course objectives must be met with each. Because most of the contact with your instructor is via email, it will take longer to get a question answered than just raising your hand in class. You will be reviewing the material on your own, so how much time you spend depends on your study habits.
For most online courses, you will need to buy a textbook. Be sure to check the online syllabus for your course or check with your instructor. APSU students can order their textbooks from the APSU Bookstore . RODP students MUST order their books from the RODP Bookstore .**This is required of RODP students.**
You may need additional software and hardware to take an online course. It all depends on the course requirements. Be sure to contact your instructor for questions specific to your online course.