Distance Education

Welcome to Southern Regional Technical College Online!

The goal of distance education at Southern Regional Technical College is to provide our students the opportunity to access quality instruction anytime, anywhere. Such access is desired to facilitate a barrier-free delivery of instruction through technology. Southern Regional Technical College offers a quality technology-based learning environment that is not bound by traditional time and space limitations that provides access for students and meets the education and training needs of the publics it serves.

Southern Regional Technical College is a member of the Georgia Virtual Technical Connection (GVTC). GVTC delivers courses and programs through the Internet and is an innovation of the Technical College System of Georgia.

For technical support, please contact the following:

For Blackboard: bcooper@southernregional.edu OR kharrison@southernregional.edu

For Student Email: visit www.southernregional.edu/student-email

For BannerWeb assistance: lshort@southernregional.edu


Blackboard Login Guide
General Technology Guide

Blackboard is your digital gateway to various resources. Once logged into Blackboard you will be able to access:

  • Your Blackboard-enabled courses
  • Blackboard Student Orientation Training
  • Blackboard Announcements
  • Blackboard Calendar
  • Blackboard Help for Students
  • Galileo (including links to FilmsOnDemand)
  • SmarterMeasure
  • SmartThinking
  • EverFi

For security of personal information, you should not share your login and password information with others.

Online Courses

The instructional content and academic credit of distance education courses are equivalent to that of corresponding on-campus courses. The curriculum of each program is the same regardless of course delivery mode.

Computer Needs

A list of computer needs is provided below. Contact your instructor for course specific requirements and/or visit Georgia Virtual Technical Connection or additional information, downloads, and computer checks. All necessary software should be installed before class begins.

Computer Requirements - A personal computer with one of the following operating systems is required, Microsoft Windows OS (XP, Vista); Apple Mac OS X (10.0) or above; or Unix/Linux.

Server – Chrome or Firefox is recommended.

Internet Access - 56K Dial-Up connection or better. DSL or Cable recommended.

Recommended Software - Adobe Acrobat Reader; Macromedia Flash 7.0+; Macromedia: Shockwave; Quicktime; Windows Med; Microsoft Office 2007 or higher

Proctoring Services

SRTC provides on-campus proctoring at no charge for students of TCSG colleges and employees of SRTC. It is important to note that while SRTC does not charge a fee to proctor any student taking classes from a TCSG college, some proctoring facilities do charge. In the event a student chooses to be proctored at a facility that charges a fee, that fee must be paid by the student.

LEARN MORE about SRTC’S Proctoring Services Here!


Find out if you are ready for online learning by completing the Smarter Measure Learning Readiness Indicator. It only takes about 25 minutes and the scores will not keep you from applying for online courses. The assessment includes five major assessment components that measure:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Technical competency
  • Individual attributes
  • Preferred learning styles
  • Typing speed and accuracy

Get more information about SmarterMeasure


It’s 12am the night before your final and you’re stuck on a problem. You decide it’s too late to email your professor or call classmates. As you slip deeper into panic mode, you gulp your caffeinated drink and mumble under your breath, “where is help when I need it?”

Tired of situations like this one? We’ve got the answer to your studying needs!

Smarthinking Informational Flyer

With SmarTHINKING Online Tutoring, you can

• Connect with a Tutor and interact live.
• Submit your project or assignment for any class to our Online Writing Lab.
• Submit a question and receive a reply from a tutor.

Technology Requirements and Troubleshooting

• Make sure that your browser is set up to allow cookies and pop-up windows. Cookies/Javascript must be enabled.
• Please disable all popup blockers for www.smarthinking.com
• Verify that Java is installed. If you need to install Java and follow the instructions for the free download.
• For more information on how to use SmarTHINKING.

Need help using SmarTHINKING?

Click on the SmarTHINKING Student Handbook in the Customer Support & FAQ area of your homepage or you can contact Customer Support by email at support@smarthinking.com or by phone at (888) 430-7429 ext. 1 (Mon-Fri, 8am – 6pm ET)

To access SmarThinking, visit https://southernregional.blackboard.com > Tools > SmarThinking.

For login details contact the appropriate Distance Education Coordinator.

Complaint Process & State Authorization

Technical College System of Georgia: Student Concern/Complaint Instructions & Filing Process

Contact Us

Peggy Wilson
Distance Education Director
(229) 217-4227
Moultrie Campus, Room B220A

Katie Harrison

Distance Education Coordinator and Chief Pearson View Test Administrator
(229) 217-4172
Moultrie Campus,Room B221

Brandi Cooper
Distance Education Facilitator
(229) 225-4326
Thomasville Campus, Room A128