Online Student Experience
The Online Classroom
South University’s online degree programs allow you to pursue your education on your terms while backed by a supportive community of faculty, staff and classmates. Haven’t experienced online learning before or wondering what it’s like to earn your degree online at South University? Our online classroom offers added convenience by letting you attend class at any time, from anywhere you can connect to the internet. In class, our faculty will hold you to the same high standards of academic excellence that we have for all South University students, helping to inspire your intellectual, social and professional growth today and into the future.
South University’s online programs combine a curriculum designed for student outcomes with 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
● Easy-to-use online learning atmosphere
● Access to digital books
● Emailing and instant messaging options
Brightspace Learning Platform
Discover the Brightspace Online Classroom
Learn more about South University’s online learning environment.
South University strives to be a leader in the online student experience, and our online learning platform, Brightspace, offers a host of features to enhance and optimize your learning experience. Our Brightspace courses are equipped with media, video, audio, and graphic content that gives you new ways to learn and provides an engaging and dynamic experience for you, the learner. In addition to their fresh modern look, Brightspace courses let you personalize your learning experience by adjusting course navigation to your needs. Additional classroom features include digital textbooks, access to tutoring and helpful tutorials, email and instant messaging options, and an ePortfolio – a folder of your work, achievements, reflections and notes, all accessible online.
To learn more about our online classroom, including learning materials, assignment submissions, and software and technology requirements, contact an admissions representative today.
Brightspace's Mobile Options & Tools
Findout How to Access Your Classroom on the Go.
Your Brightspace Courses can be accessed on your mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and similar devices using several methods.
The first option is to access your classroom through your mobile device’s internet browser. In this case, the classroom 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, mycampus.southuniversity.edu. Then, sign in with your username and password, and launch your Brightspace Course.
The second option is to use 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 the app, choose your school and then log in using your Campus Common username and password.
Learning Online at South University
Interacting with your peers and classmates is an important part of the online learning experience at South University. As a student, you’ll have many opportunities to connect inside and outside the classroom with peers who can offer you educational and emotional support that contributes to your overall success. Inside the online Campus Common – where you’ll access your online classroom, you’ll also find a calendar with details about all the latest online events students can attend. Once you graduate, you’ll also be able to stay connected with the South University family through our Alumni Connections site!
Each graduation team is made up of three people working together to make sure you have the support you need during your entire time as a student.
- Admissions Representative: Your Admissions Representative will assist you in finding the right program for your goals, understanding the admissions process and starting your South University application.
- Academic Counselor: Your Academic Counselor will answer questions about your chosen degree program and work to ensure your academic experience is the best that it can be.
- Finance Aid Advisor: Your Finance Aid Advisor will help you explore your options for funding your education and be your first point of contact regarding student finances.
Resources and Support
South University is committed to providing each of our online students with access to the resources and support you need to earn your degree and to work toward advancing your career. We provide a wide range of services and resources to help you including:
- Live technology support is available by phone Monday through Saturday, from 8am to 10pm ET. The ticket system for students is available 24/7
- Extensive online library databases, research guides, and more
- A librarian available to answer questions and offer research support
- Academic advising and on-demand tutoring
- Career services to help you pursue your professional goals
In all of our online courses, our friendly, supportive faculty will provide helpful guidance and feedback, start and facilitate course discussions, answer your questions about course topics and learning materials, and work with you one-on-one to help you learn and grow. Many of our faculty have also worked in the fields they teach and bring their real-world, relevant experience to the classroom, helping you to gain a more informed and well-rounded understanding of the subjects you study.*
*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.
To learn more about South University’s online programs, call us at 888.444.3404, request information below to have an admissions representative contact you, or click the Chat Live icon to speak with an available representative.
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