Desire2Learn is the university’s central learning management system, which helps instructors offer or supplement courses online.  For training or questions Click Here to visit their website or Call (404) 413-4700 for one on one consultations.

The GSU Book Club
Insight comes from without. That’s why a great book recommendation is one of the greatest gifts you can give somebody, that and the chance to share the reading experience with others.

The GSU book club is an informal network of people sharing books with each other and getting together for a couple of hours each semester to discuss one book in particular. If you come across a book of potential general interest, share the title with the Center and we’ll share it with others. You can provide reviews and summaries here so that others can decide if they want to read it and when we get enough people (10 ) inspired to read a book collectively, we’ll set a time and date for the conversation. And we’ll make the coffee.

Read reviews of books we’ve come across so far.

Suggest a book.

Write a review so others can decide if they want to read it with you.

Group Instructional Feedback Technique (G.I.F.T.)

About Mid-semester, we feel its a good time to take the pulse of a class. We offer you Group Instructional Feedback Technique (GIFT) session.  A representative from CII visits you classroom and, in your absence, facilitates a 20-30 minute discussion with your students about the class.  The highlights of that discussion are then reported to you.  To schedule a G.I.F.T. session, email cii@.gsu.edu.

Individual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Consultations


Services for individual faculty engaged in research on teaching and learning include:

  • Manuscript review
  • Advice on journals for submission
  • Travel grants for conference presentations

For more information or to set up an appointment, call Harry Dangel at 404-413-2540 for email him at hdangel@gsu.edu.

Department Workshops

The Center for instructional Innovation facilitates department workshops and colloquia on a wide range of topics including  writing intensive methodologies, critical thinking based assignments, problem-based learning, web 2.0 enabled courses.  The Center for instructional Innovation facilitates department workshops and colloquia on a wide range of topics including  writing intensive methodologies, critical thinking based assignments, problem-based learning, web 2.0 enabled course design, and more.  To learn more or to reserve a time, call George Pullman at 404-413-5854 or email at gpullman@gsu.edu.

Undergraduate Students and IT

New ECAR Report | September 18, 2012

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2012 
by Eden Dahlstrom

This annual study is conducted to help institutions and educators understand the undergraduate student behaviors and opinions of today to inform the technology needs of the students of tomorrow.

The 2012 study marks the ninth year of data collection about student uses of, ownership of, and attitudes toward technology in conjunction with their academic experiences. This year’s results include responses from more than 100,000 students from 195 colleges and universities.

Blended-Learning Environments Are the Norm

Blended-learning environments have become the norm—nearly three out of four students have taken at least one course that includes online components, and students say that these environments best support how they learn.

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and IT
Read more about the study’s findings on blended-learning environments and the other key findings in this publicly accessible report. Download report > Download Now >


Participate in the 2013 Student Study

Join the growing list of institutions participating in the ECAR student study. Contact us, and we’ll follow up with the information you need to get started.

Upcoming Events

1:00 pm Rethinking PowerPoint
Rethinking PowerPoint
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
We’ve all been forced to sit through really boring and ineffective presentations. PowerPoint doesn’t have to be that way! We’ll share and practice using design tips to help you transform your presentations from boring to… more »
10:30 am Illustrator 2: Advanced Techniques
Illustrator 2: Advanced Techniques
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Building on topics covered in Illustrator 1: Getting Started, this course will introduce more tools and techniques used to create digital art, including how to use drawing tablets to create and edit in Illustrator. Workshop… more »
1:00 pm Excel 2: Formulas and Functions
Excel 2: Formulas and Functions
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
This workshop explores formulas, functions, and built-in tools that are useful when analyzing and extracting meaning from data. This class uses the Windows version of Excel, but there is significant overlap for Mac users. Workshop… more »
10:00 am HTML & CSS 1: Getting Started
HTML & CSS 1: Getting Started
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
HTML is the foundational grammar of the World Wide Web. Together with CSS, HTML provides the backbone for all web pages. In this class, we’ll introduce the core concepts of web design and HTML that… more »

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