Distance Learning
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Wondering if you are ready for online learning?

Online classes are not for every student but they can work for you if you are self-motivated, have strong computer skills and are willing to commit to the amount of time it takes to complete an online course successfully (often more than a traditional face-to-face course). Interested in learning more about our online courses?


R U Ready for Online Learning? from Pellissippi State ETS on Vimeo.

What does it take to be a successful online student? Chad also wants to know and Celeste will tell him!

Want to see what an online class looks like? Visit a Sample Course


Already signed up for an online class?

  1. FIRST - Check to see if you have the correct software. - globe iconinfo page
  2. THEN - Work through the pages below for more information:

Need more help?

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Check out the Tutorials/Reference for Common Tools.

Visit our Helpful Links for Student Services, Academic Services, Software Downloads and other support.

Students using screen readers, magnifiers or navigate by keyboard will find these accessibility guides helpful in setting up their system.


Respondus LockDown Browser iconDownload the Respondus LockDown Browser.
movie iconWatch a movie on how to download and install the LockDown Browser.
handout iconDownload the Respondus LockDown Browser QuickStart Guide (PDF).