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What is a Distance Learning Course?

A course that is delivered remotely, meaning that students can complete some or all of their coursework without having to be physically present in a classroom on any campus. A reliable internet connection is needed, along with a computer or laptop.

Different course types.


Where do I go to Access My Course?

There are two fully online course options offered at Southwest; courses accessed through PAWS and courses accessed through TN eCampus.

  • If a course has a section number that begins with "L", it is accessed through PAWS.
  • If a course has a section number that begins with "R", it is accessed through TN eCampus Login.


Where Do I Go For Assistance?

#1 Rule: No matter what type of issue you have in your course, ALWAYS contact your instructor first.

    PAWS
  • Your PAWS Username and Password are the same as your My.Southwest Username and Password. If you can't login, first be sure you do not have the CAPS lock on, and remember that passwords are case sensitive.
  • To reset your password, go to the Password Change Form.
  • Call the Helpdesk 24/7 at 333-HELP (4357).


  • TN eCAMPUS
  • Call the TN eCampus Helpdesk at (Toll Free) 1-866-895-8429
  • Go to the website at: http://www.tnecampus.info/help-desk
  • Contact your Southwest Student TN eCampus Liaison:
    Karla Blume Shalaby
    tn-ecampus@southwest.tn.edu
    901-333-4073
  • Go to https://online.southwest.tn.edu/tnecampus.html for more TN eCAMPUS information.


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