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Online Programs and Courses

Welcome to Vols Online, your home for information about online and hybrid teaching and learning at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). This site is designed for students who want details about online program and course offerings, and faculty and staff seeking guidance regarding online and hybrid course development and delivery.

UTK offers academic programs at the Bachelor’s, Doctoral, Master’s, and graduate certificate levels in which the coursework can be completed online. These programs are considered Distance Education (DE) campus programs and are designed for off campus students.

The university also offers numerous online and hybrid courses at the undergraduate level. These courses serve on campus, residential students and undergraduates who are away from campus during the summer. Online and hybrid courses at UTK are credit bearing courses offered through academic departments. Currently enrolled students can log into MyUTK and find online and hybrid courses under the student registration links or visit the online and Distance Education campus course directories for more information.

Vols Online is administered by Online Programs. Online Programs does the following for the UTK campus:

  • Promotes the design and delivery of online and hybrid programs and courses that reflect the same level of quality and academic rigor that exist in on-campus programs and courses
  • Collaborates with faculty, staff, students, and administrators across campus to identify and facilitate opportunities for online and hybrid educational initiatives
  • Directs the development of policies and procedures related to online and hybrid teaching and learning
  • Works in conjunction with units and departments on campus to facilitate faculty development and training opportunities

Decorative imageMission

The primary mission of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. Central to this mission is the creation of innovative teaching and learning environments that increase flexibility and enhance access for motivated and qualified students. Online Programs at UTK provides leadership and support for the development of innovative and quality educational opportunities for students and faculty, including online, hybrid and flipped courses.

Decorative imageVision

Online and hybrid courses and programs strengthen and promote UT’s three part vision of value creation, original ideas, and leadership in the following ways:

Value creation by providing educational opportunities in areas that support the growing needs of the state, region, county, and world; and that are designed and taught by top faculty and professionals

Original ideas from committed and diverse faculty members that advance teaching, learning, research, and service through non-traditional and innovative delivery methods

Leadership in the use of technology to enhance students’ experiences and to expand learning outside the classroom for on campus and off campus students

Online Programs is committed to UTK’s efforts toward expanding opportunities and access for qualified students; engaging students, faculty, and staff with technology in academically meaningful and professionally relevant ways; and facilitating the growth and development of a diverse group of faculty, staff and students.