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Distance & Online Learners



This guide is for students enrolled in or faculty teaching any of these types of courses:

  • Online or hybrid courses offered through the Spartanburg or Greenville campuses.
  • Online programs in Criminal Justice, Engineering Technology Management, Health Informatics, Information Management and Systems, and the RN to BSN in Nursing in collaboration with Palmetto College as well as online bachelor's degrees in Advanced Manufacturing Management, English and Interdisciplinary Studies.
  • Online graduate programs including the MS in Nursing, M.Ed in Applied Learning and Instruction and certification programs in Child Advocacy Studies and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
  • Face to face courses offered at the University Center in Greenville.
  • Dual enrollment courses offered at local high schools.

When accessing library resources from off campus, you will need to log in to most library databases, ebooks, and your Library Search and Interlibrary Loan accounts. When on campus or using Spartan GreenSky, you only need to log in once to access most library resources. Generally, you will use your full USC Upstate email address and Password to access these resources, though some, such as Greensky, require only your USC Upstate Username (first part of your email address up to the @ sign). This may differ from your USC Network Username and Password used to access Blackboard.

For more information and help with passwords, see these pages:

You can eliminate multiple logins from off-campus by using Spartan GreenSky, a software that creates a virtual desktop on your computer or mobile device that is just like being on campus. GreenSky gives you access to your USC Upstate email account, Microsoft Office software, and cloud storage. It also facilitates printing on the Greenville and Spartanburg campuses.

You will need to use your Carolina Card (USC Upstate student ID) to check out books from the Upstate Library, use PASCAL Delivers and Visiting Patron services, and to request items from Interlibrary Loan. Your card also facilitates releasing print jobs on the multifunction printers in Greenville and Spartanburg.

To obtain a Carolina Card, contact the University Department of Public Safety on the Spartanburg campus or contact Vicki Corn at University Center Greenville at

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