ITS Instructional Design Lab

ideaSPOT Lab


The campus based ideaSPOT 

lab locations are where you will find your ideaSPOT staff, high-end Mac and Windows workstations with specialized graphics and video editing software, mobile devices, classroom technology such as Smartboards and clickers, and audio/visual equipment.

Ken Moss - Instructional TechnologistIn the ideaSPOT, faculty can:
  • Learn to use GPC services such as
    • iCollege
    • Blackboard Collaborate
    • EduBlogs
  • work with high-end Mac and Windows workstations
  • use specialized graphics and video editing software
  • access scanners
  • practice with classroom technologies such as
    • Smartboards/Sympodiums
    • Clickers
  • practice with mobile devices such as iPads
  • learn to use audio/visual equipment such as
    • digital still cameras
    • digital video cameras
    • lighting kits
    • audio recorders
  • consult with ideaSPOT staff to
    • address instructional design issues related to student retention, student engagement, and student performance
    • develop instructional content, materials, and strategies that are effective and engaging with and without technology such as
      • recorded lectures
      • graphics
      • animation
      • websites
      • learning modules
      • assessments
  • Check out equipment
  • Brainstorm instructional solutions with ideaSPOT staff
If you believe that technology could enhance your instruction or you have a question about how to use the technology tools available, make an appointment or stop by-- you are always welcome!

ideaSPOT Locations

IDL workstations



Alpharetta 2170
Decatur SC1148
Dunwoody NE2903
GPC Online Clarkston JCLRC
Newton 1N3120


Faculty/Staff Equipment Checkout

Coming Soon!  Academic Technology will launch a pilot faculty/staff equipment checkout program at the Alpharetta Center.  Faculty and staff will be able to checkout audio and visual equipment so that they can bring authentic imagery, sound, and video to informational and educational products. 

Open Access

Starting in the Fall of 2011, the Alpharetta IDL will launch a pilot called Open Access.  Faculty who are given a brief orientation to the pilot to obtain clearance will have their GPC ID card configured so that they will be able to access the IDL at any time of the day.  For more information, please visit the Open Access page.

Service Desk Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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