Distance Education supports online technology, learning, and teaching at APSU. We know that the change in this semester’s schedule is going to create challenges for many of you. We understand that you may be facing situations resulting from this crisis in your homes, families, and your work places. As we work with your instructors and departments, please know that Distance Education is here to support you, the students, as well. We have several technologies and services we want you to be aware of as you continue courses remotely this semester at APSU. Please use these services and technologies and reach out for support! We are here to help all of our students, faculty, and staff during the transition to all online courses.
The Distance Education website (you are already here, great first step!) has a wealth of information for you including an introduction to online courses guide with FAQs, helpful tips, and a sources of assistance directory as well as technology training resources. Explore these resources with the menu on this page.
Support from Real People
The Distance Education Support desk is available Monday - Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm at firstname.lastname@example.org or 931-221-6625. We are not currently serving the community face-to-face in our office; however, we have robust online resources and you can submit support ticket requests online as well.
We assist students with several tech tools including:
- D2L online classroom,
- Examity online proctoring,
- LinkedIn Learning video subscription,
- Turnitin plagiarism prevention and writing support,
- Tutor.com online tutoring, and
- Zoom web conferencing.
You could encounter one or more of these tools in any course. Staff can help you with any of the technologies above or with general questions about online learning.
Free online tutoring is available for you. It is on-demand through D2L, 24/7 and can assist you in many subjects. More information about this service is available on the online tutoring website.
You have a Zoom account so that you can video conference, share, and chat with other students and your instructors, which is a great way to work on group projects and stay connected.
Video Skill Learning
LinkedIn Learning provides online, micro-learning videos, courses, and learning paths so you can gain new skills based on your goals, interests, and experience. It is a great place to learn something new or to begin building your resume.
What to do When Classes Start
The biggest thing you will need to do on March 23 is access your courses! You can access D2L through AP OneStop or at elearn.apsu.edu using your OneStop credentials. Please save this link (elearn.apsu.edu). If OneStop is ever unavailable, you can still access your courses directly at that link.
If you have never used D2L before, you can find helpful videos on this website by selecting the Student Resources tab. You may want to save that link as well. Use this resource as needed to help you navigate and function inside D2L.
NEW - One resource that you may find really helpful is the new D2L Student Task Guide which provides information about the commonly used tasks in D2L and videos on how to perform each task.