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Faculty Resources

Course Design

The Instructional Design Unit provides support for faculty in the creation of quality distance learning instruction. Visit the Instructional Design website to learn more about the support options and resources available to help you develop online instruction.

For more information regarding how the Instructional Design unit provides support faculty, please visit their website: 

The Instructional Design Unit

Workshops and Faculty Development Initiatives

The current schedule of workshops for faculty can be found on Workshop Schedule. This schedule includes programs sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Instructional Design Unit, as well as other programs related to faculty growth and development.

Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)

The Center for Teaching Excellence provides many opportunities for growth and development, including workshops,  brown bag sessions, resources, and other opportunities for faculty to dialogue on the teaching excellence.

Teaching Academy for Distance Learning (TADL)

TADL is a training program for SPSU faculty that is designed to provide:

  • training in online course development concepts,
  • training on GeorgiaVIEW Vista 8 common tools as well as other instructional tools,
  • guidance and advice regarding online course development processes, and
  • staff assistance in lab sessions as you develop/revise a course.

Visit the Instructional Design Unit website to learn more about the Teaching Academy for Distance Learning.

Software guides and training

The Instructional Design Unit has prepared online tutorials and guides for technology used in online instruction, including Wimba Classroom, Echo360, Digital Media, and other software.

Technical Support

Students support options are available on the Learner Support page.

SPSU IT Helpdesk

University Information Technology Services provides an IT Helpdesk from 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday. The IT Helpdesk can be reached at 678-915-4357. The helpdesk ticketing system is available online at:

Online Support Center

The GeorgiaVIEW Vista Support site offers an online knowledge base, live chat, as well as contact information for phone support. The support services are offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is available online at: