Welcome to IU South Bend Center for Distance Education


Online Education Brings IU South Bend to You

Want to earn college credit toward a university degree but don’t have the time to attend classes on-campus? IU South Bend’s online education program was designed with you in mind. You can take courses online wherever you have a good Internet connection with your computer – at home, coffee shop, etc.  Many of the courses needed to complete your undergraduate or graduate degree are available.

Courses Taught by IU South Bend Professors

As a student taking either a fully online or hybrid/blended (combination of online and on-campus classes) course, you get the same high quality education with courses designed and taught by the same professors who teach in our classrooms. You study at your own pace and convenience while meeting submission deadlines for your course requirements (such as assignments, projects, and exams) each semester.  It’s an ideal situation for:

  • Students who want an online course in addition to their campus-based classes
  • Students with family and/or job responsibilities
  • Adults returning to college
  • High school students who want to take college courses
More Information
  • For a current listing of our online courses, visit our "Online Courses".
  • For our current online degree programs, visit our "Online Degrees".
  • If you are a current or prospective student, visit our "Students".
  • If you are a faculty, staff, or administrator, visit our "For Faculty".

You can also find these hyperlinks on the left-side gray column above. 

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: We are currently not yet scheduling proctored exams for the School of Education Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA).  Please visit this page again for updates.

Students interested in taking placement exams for Math, English and World Languages, please go to 

For more information, please contact the Gateway Information Center or call (574) 520-4135summer 2015 online development seminar cohort or email


Fall 2015 Seminar Participants

Meet our 8 faculty course developers who successfully completed the distance education course development seminar this fall (L to R): Bruce Watson (Education), Micheline Nilsen (Art History), Gabriel Popescu (Political Science), Tami Martinez (Communication Studies) Tom Murphy (History), Timothy Willig (History) and Hope Smith Davis (Education).  Also Kevin Gillen (Communication Studies). 

CONGRATULATIONS to our 20 newly-funded Distance Education Faculty Course Developers!!

1) Michelle   Bakerson 

    Secondary Education and Foundations of Education

2) Elizabeth   Bennion

    Political Science

3) Kathy   Doerscher

    Dental Education

4) Kevin   Gillen

    Communication Studies

5) Marsha   Heck

    Secondary Education and Foundations of Education

6) Diane   Lemanski

    Dental Education

7) Jeff   Luppes

    German / World Language Studies

8) Jennifer   Muniz


9) Tom   Murphy  


10) Murli   Nair

    Biological Sciences and Computer Science/Informatics

11) Shawn   Nichols-Boyle  


12) Micheline   Nilsen

    History/Art History

13) Rick   Seniff

    Criminal Justice

14) Hope   Smith Davis

    Secondary Education and Foundations of Education

15) Harry   Vasilopoulus 


16) Dennis   Wolf

    Mathematical Sciences

17) Haiyan   Yin 

    Finance and International Business

18) Liguo   Yu

    Computer Science

19) Lisa   Zwicker

    History; Women and Gender Studies

Our Fall 2014 Distance Education Funded Faculty Course Developers include:

Haiyan Yin, Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics, International Business

Carmen Dielman, Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences, Dental Education
Sandy Peek, Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences, Dental Education
Kristyn Quimby, Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences, Dental Education

Edwin Joseph, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sustainability Studies
Richard Seniff, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Criminal Justice
Qiang Xu, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Criminal Justice

Ni Chang, School of Education, Elementary Education
Julia Gressick, School of Education, Instructional Technology
Terry Shepherd, School of Education, Special Education

We have 163 Online and Hybrid/Blended Funded Courses

THANK YOU for visiting the IU South Bend Center for Distance Education (CDE) website.

For inquiries, suggestions and comments, please contact any of the CDE staff listed in the "Contact Us" or email

Dr. Marianne Castano Bishop
Center for Distance Education

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