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Online Student Experience

South University’s range of online degree programs allows you to pursue your education on your terms. Haven’t experienced online learning before or wondering what it’s like to earn your degree online at South University? While the mode of learning is different from the traditional classroom experience with added convenience and flexibility, we hold the same high standards of academic excellence in the online classroom. Learn more about online learning at South University.

The Online Classroom

South University’s online programs combine a curriculum designed for student outcomes and a classroom designed for flexibility and engagement. Our online classroom learning platform, Brightspace, provides you with a host of features to enhance your learning experience.

  • Advanced media content
  • Personalized navigation
  • Simplified online learning atmosphere
  • Access to digital books
  • Emailing and instant messaging options
Introducing the Brightspace Online Classroom

Introducing the Brightspace Online Classroom

Learn more about South University’s new and improved online classroom.

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South University strives to be a leader in the online student experience. With that in mind, we'd like to introduce our online learning platform, Brightspace. The Brightspace learning environment will provide you with a host of features to enhance your learning experience. Our Brightspace courses are equipped with advanced media, video, audio, and graphic content throughout your program which gives you new ways to learn.

In addition to it's fresh modern look, Brightspace courses offer you additional ways to navigate, allowing you to personalize your learning experience. The use of effective fonts and vibrant colors creates a simplified online learning atmosphere that provides a more engaging and dynamic experience for you, the learner. Additional classroom features include digital textbooks, access to tutoring and helpful tutorials, email and instant messaging options, and an ePortolio, a folder of your work, achievements, reflections and notes all made accessible online.

To learn more about the Brightspace classroom, including class navigation, assignment submissions, requirements for software and technology, as well as how to navigate through your organizational homepage contact an admissions representative today.

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In addition, the online classroom is accessible on the go via mobile devices and with tools like the Pulse App. Pulse helps you stay connected and on track with your course by providing a number of features such as course calendars, readings and assignments, feedback and grades and announcements.

Brightspace Mobile Options

Brightspace's Mobile Options & Tools

Learn more about the mobile features of South University’s new and improved online classroom.

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Mobile options and tools. Your Brightspace Courses can be accessed on your mobile devices, which includes Smartphones, tablets, iPads, et cetera, via the following methods.

The first option is to access your classroom through your mobile devices internet browser. This can be accessed through the Campus Common, just like you would on a computer. First open the internet browser on your mobile device and enter in the Campus Common web address,, then sign in using your username and password and launch your Brightspace Course.

The next option is to utilize the Pulse app. Pulse helps you stay connected and on track with your course, it provides one clear view of course calendars, readings, assignments, feedback, grades and announcements. It's compatible with Apple devices running iOS 9.0 or later, as well as Android devices running 4.4 or later. Search Brightspace Pulse in your app store. Upon downloading choose your school, log in using your Campus Common username and password.

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Learning Online at South University

We provide more than just an online classroom, bringing a range of campus experiences and services online.

  • Student Community
    • Student interaction is an important part of the overall online learning experience. Peers offer both educational and emotional support, which can contribute to your overall success. The South University Campus Common offers much more than just the online classroom. You’ll have access to academic resources like the online library, tutoring, and career services. In addition, you can get information about the latest online events and interact with fellow students and faculty on Connections, South University’s exclusive online social network. You can learn more about how you can utilize Connections below.
      • Faculty and students from specific programs can interact and read about the latest news and events pertinent to them in the Department area.
      • Student chapters of professional organizations, as well as groups organized by the Student Affairs department at South University are included in the Organizations area.
      • Users can create their own groups based on anything from their location to specific interests they may have outside of school in the Lounge area.
  • Graduation Teams
    • Each graduation team is made up of three people working together to make sure you have the support you need during your entire time with us
      • Admissions representative: Your first contact – your Admissions Representative will help you through the initial stages of your application, helping you better understand the process and answering all of your questions as they support you all the way through the admissions process.
      • Student Finance Counselor: Your Student Finance Counselor will be your first point of contact regarding your student finances all the way through to your graduation. From helping you understand your available options for financing through any application process and beyond, the Student Finance Counselor will be there to help answer all of your questions.
      • Academic Counselor: Your Academic Counselor will be there to guide you through all of your questions about your chosen degree program. They will be there from your first course all the way through graduation to make sure your academic experience is the best that it can be.
  • Resources and Support Services
    • Just because you aren’t on campus, doesn’t mean you won’t have access to the resources and support you need to earn your degree. We provide a wide range of services and resources to help you including:
      • 24/7 tech support
      • Online library
      • Advising and tutoring
      • Career services
  • Experienced Faculty
    • Our faculty have worked in the fields they teach and bring their real world, relevant experience to the classroom. Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

Additional Information

To learn more about South University’s online programs, you can check out our online learning Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), call us at 888.444.3404, request information to have an admissions representative contact you or chat live with an available representative.