Online Learning

Study in a digital classroom.

Online Learning offers learning experiences in which the students and instructors do not share the same physical space. These courses and programs maintain the quality of on-campus offerings, yet offer convenience and flexibility. Some courses require on-campus testing or proctored testing at a selected site.

Web Courses

Every semester brings new courses and exciting opportunities from Nashville State’s Online Learning program. View the latest full List of Web courses.

Start Your Orientation Now

The Online Orientation for NSCC Web courses and TN eCampus Web courses consists of three basic sections. All online students are required to read all three sections and the appropriate orientation (NSCC Web Course orientation or TN eCampus Web Course orientation) before the start of the semester.

PART A: NSCC Web Course or TN eCampus Web Course?

Determine if you have registered for a NSCC Web Course or a TN eCampus Web Course (some students may be enrolled in both). To know which course(s) you have enrolled in, check your current course schedule:

  • NSCC Online Courses all end with the suffix W01, W02, etc.
  • TN eCampus Online Courses all end with the suffix R01, R25, or R50.

PART B: Understanding the Tools of Your Web Course

Read the Online Orientation for the course(s) you are enrolled in. In the Online Orientation, you will learn how to use all of the tools of an online course. Important: Understand how all the tools work before you login to your Web course.

PART C: What to Do the First Day of the Semester

*** You cannot log in to your Web course(s) until the first day of the semester. *** The first day of the semester for Web courses is the same day as the first day of the semester for courses that meet on campus.

On the first day of the semester, begin by logging in to your Web course and sending your instructor an e-mail inside of the course:

  1. Click on Classlist.
  2. Click the Teacher tab.
  3. Click the check box to the left of your teacher's name.
  4. Click on the email icon (the envelope at the top of the list).

***TN eCampus Web Courses use a different password/pin than NSCC Web Courses.

Tests and Proctoring

While the majority of these courses can be experienced entirely online, some will require occasional testing in person. If your Web Online course requires a proctor, please make your testing appointment as early as possible. Please visit the Testing Center for information about how to schedule your appointment.

See Campus Testing Center Schedules

Complaint Resolution Policies and Procedures for Non-Tennessee Resident Students (SARA)

Student complaints relating to consumer protection laws that involve distance learning education offered under the terms and conditions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), must first be filed with the institution to seek resolution.

Complainants not satisfied with the outcome of the Institution’s internal process may appeal, within two years of the incident about which the complaint is made, to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

For purposes of this process, a complaint shall be defined as a formal assertion in writing that the terms of SARA or the laws, standards or regulations incorporated by the SARA Policies and Standards have been violated by the institution operating under the terms of SARA.

For a list of SARA member States, please visit the NC-SARA website. Students residing in non-SARA states should consult their respective State of residence for further instruction for filing a complaint.

Contact Us

James Edwards, Director

Online Learning Office
Office Hours:
M–Th 8am–5:30pm; F 8am–4:30pm
Weld Building, W-101
120 White Bridge Pike
Nashville, TN 37209