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Student Resources

Distance Education Support for Students

Distance Education at USC Upstate allows you to study when and where it is convenient for you. It lets you complete your USC Upstate degree your way. USC Upstate online courses use the most up-to-date pedagogical strategies and innovative technologies to engage a community of learners. In distance education classes, instruction may not include face-to-face interaction; therefore, you should plan to study and complete your assignments by working on your own, interacting with classmates through discussions or online communication, and learning with the support of regular feedback from your instructor.

Distance education learners need strong motivation to learn, the ability to work independently, the capacity to follow instructions, and solid time management and study skills. Additionally, the ability to use a variety of technologies is key.

Below are resources and contacts to support your success in courses offered online at USC Upstate:

Distance Education Technology Support 

Staying in Contact
Using Blackboard Collaborate Video Conferencing
Turning in Assignments and Getting Feedback
Accessibility and Viewing/Listening to Alternative Formats of Course Content
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