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SmartPath Core Courses Begin Fall 2016

by Kathy Sundin on June 2, 2016 in BlazeVIEW D2L, Online Programs, SmartPath Core, The Center for eLearning

Valdosta State University’s SmartPath Core empowers you to reach your college goals, no matter where you live or the pace you choose for your studies. With SmartPath Core, you will have all the tools and resources of a established university at your fingertips.

Here, all paths lead to success

There are no speed limits on your path. Whether you are a high school student earning core college credits before you graduate, a parent continuing your education or a college student studying off campus, our flexibility meets your life. You can count on your courses and faculty being ready when you are. Here, the journey and the destination are equally important.

With VSU SmartPath Core, the shortest distance between two points can also be the smartest.

By enrolling in our online SmartPath Core courses, you won’t ever have to worry about courses filling up, and you’ll always be taught by highly qualified, dedicated faculty from Valdosta State University. Now, it’s in your hands to take the path that gets you there. Set your goals, pick your path, and make SmartPath Core work for you.

What is SmartPath Core?

VSU’s SmartPath Core offers a direct path to online core courses that allow you to complete your core coursework for a bachelor’s degree in a non-science major in as little as three semesters of enrollment. SmartPath Core isn’t just online core courses, it lets you set a clear map and path from the beginning to the end of your core requirements, leading you seamlessly into a VSU online or on-campus degree program.

For more information, visit the SmartPath Core website.

Online Orientation Phase Two Now Live!

by Kathy Sundin on January 26, 2015 in Online Orientation, The Center for eLearning


VSU launches the second phase of the Online Orientation. Phase two includes modules focused on student academic success; gaining practical work experience and employment after graduation; tutoring in core classes, study groups, and success workshops; career counseling; and steps VSU is taking to ensure a safe campus environment.

The online orientation provides a single location for delivery of important information and resources for online learners.

“We are thrilled to see other populations of VSU learners—including traditional and face-to-face students—adopt this powerful information resource as well,” said Meg Giddings, director of Extended Learning and Center for eLearning and CEO of eMajor. “Delivering information directly to students, making it available 24/7 so that learners can get the answers they need late at night rather than losing sleep over an issue or concern, and ensuring that the information featured is fully vetted by the VSU staff dedicated to providing the service were the primary goals of phase one.”

Giddings stated that phase two continues to provide content and information to enhance the educational experience for VSU online students.

Phase two was developed in partnership with Orientation, Centralized Advising, and Admissions, and includes a preliminary orientation module designed for traditional (on-campus) students coming to VSU for the first time.

Accepted VSU students can access the Online Orientation from the MyVSU portal.

For more information contact the Center for eLearning at 229-245-6490