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Online Learning Technology

Learning Management System

Southern Polytechnic uses the GeorgiaVIEW Desire2Learn Learning Management System for our online courses. This is the launching page for your online course activities. GeorgiaVIEW is used for the management of course activities, submission of course assignments, and is at the core of our online learning experience. 

Digital Media

Many courses include video to support the course learning outcomes. We use Ensemble Video hosting for our streaming videos. Courses that make use of podcasts are using the University System of Georgia Podcasting Server.

Library Media

As a student of Southern Polytechnic you have access to the resources of the L.V. Johnson Library. Online students have access to a variety of online article databases, as well as access to any of the University System of Georgia Libraries (which are located throughout the state). Students can chat live with librarians to get assistance in addition to phone or in person consultation. Visit the L.V. Johnson Library website for more information.

Live Communication Systems (synchronous)

We use Wimba Live Classroom for live (synchronous) web conferencing. Some academic programs make heavy use of this technology in courses, while others use it for student meetings outside of class time.

Student Collaboration Suite

Faculty have the option of using the Jive social media system to support social interaction and communication in online courses. Jive provides the ability to collaboratively create documents, share information internally, and coordinate projects. The Southern Polytechnic implementation of the Jive software is called "Collaborate".

Virtual and Remote Labs

Some academic programs make use of virtual and remote labs to support academic study. For example, the School of Computing and Software Engineering have remote desktop access available for students who are taking courses that require access to servers or software as part of their program of study.