All distance education/online instruction communication will take place through Blackboard™, UTHSC email, UTHSC websites, and other UTHSC-supported educational technologies. Students and instructors may communicate by these means for one-on-one or group discussions, dissemination of course materials, and testing services. Students will also have web, phone, and special needs access to academic and support services (registrar, bursar, SASSI, financial aid), health and behavioral health services, IT support services, and the library.
Distance education students will be required to perform class activities through the secure systems (e.g., Blackboard™, Xythos™, email) used by the institution. Use of these systems requires a netID and password. Sharing passwords or misrepresentation of the identity of the individual performing class activities is cause for dismissal. Student privacy is maintained by using the secure system, as only the instructor will have access to secure information. All online courses and activities will be evaluated in the same manner as other courses (http://grad.uthsc.edu/CourseInfo/CoursEval/index.php?page=CoursEvalInfo). There are no additional fees for distance education students.
Additional resources and information particularly pertinent to students enrolled in an online program are provided in the UTHSC overview portion of the catalog .