Distance Education and NonTraditional Programs

University College Student Services


Systems Requirements

(Computer Hardware, Software and Browser) for Distance Learners


D2L Student Support

Students are encouraged to visit MTSU's D2L Student Support page for access information, systems requirements, and troubleshooting assistance.

Student Resources

Student Tutorials

Copyright Resources

Library Resources

Margaret H. Ordoubadian University Writing Center

Location: James E. Walker Library, Room 362
Phone Number: 615/904-8237
Website: http://www.mtsu.edu/uwc
Email: uwcenter@mtsu.edu

Student Services:

  • Provide one-to-one and group tutoring for any writing project or presentation at any stage. Our new Walker Library location is specifically equipped to accommodate group tutoring.
  • Help students recognize their own writing weaknesses and develop individual plans to address those needs.
  • Develop long-term individualized plans for a range of writing concerns, from basic skills and test preparation to theses and dissertations.
  • Conduct D2L online sessions and answer quick questions through Meebo.
  • Offer all of our handouts on our website at www.mtsu.edu/uwc

SMARTHINKING Online Tutoring Service

SMARTHINKING is a virtual learning assistance center and is the leading provider of online tutoring. Students connect to live tutors from any computer that has Internet access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To access the site use the following Username and Password:

Username: full MTSU email address (example abc1d@mtmail.mtsu.edu)
Password: MTSU

Students with Disabilities

Middle Tennessee State University is committed to campus access in accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Any student interested in reasonable accommodations can consult the Disability & Access Center (DAC) website www.mtsu.edu/dac and/or contact the DAC for assistance at 615-898-2783 or dacemail@mtsu.edu.

Technical Support

Students who experience problems logging into their course, timing out of their course, using the course web site tools or experience other technical problems, should be encouraged to contact the MTSU Help Desk online (24/7) or at 1-615/898-5345.

Academic Misconduct

The use of a third party to submit a student's work is only allowed when accommodations are approved by the Disabled Student Services Office. Students found to be in violation of this policy will be reported to the faculty member and Dean of Student Affairs.

Students should be familiar with the "MTSU Student Code of Conduct" handbook which outlines academic misconduct including plagiarism, cheating, fabricating or facilitating any such act. The Handbook also provides a statement of community standards of civil behavior and code of computer use.

Hope (Lottery) Scholarship Information

Do you have a lottery scholarship? To retain Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship eligibility, you must earn a cumulative TELS GPA of 2.75 after 24 and 48 attempted hours and a cumulative TELS GPA of 3.0 thereafter. You may qualify with a 2.75 cumulative GPA after 72 attempted hours (and subsequent semesters), if you are enrolled full-time and maintain a semester GPA of at least 3.0. A grade of C, D, F, or I in this class may negatively impact TELS eligibility. Dropping a class after 14 days may also impact eligibility; if you withdraw from this class and it results in an enrollment status of less than full time, you may lose eligibility for your lottery scholarship. Lottery recipients are eligible to receive the scholarship for a maximum of five years from the date of initial enrollment, or until a bachelor degree is earned; students who first received the lottery scholarship in Fall 2009 or later will additionally be limited to 120 TELS attempted hours. For additional Lottery rules, please refer to your Lottery Statement of Understanding form via RaiderNet, review lottery requirements on the web at here or contact the Financial Aid Office at 898-2830.

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