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Center for Instructional Innovation

Center for Instructional Technologies and Distributed EducationOnline & Hybrid SupportClassroom & Lab SupportFaculty Innovation in TeachingFaculty TrainingFaculty Innovation in TeachingOnline & Hybrid SupportFaculty TrainingClassroom & Lab Support

What We Do

The Center fosters the University's Culture of Teaching Excellence by supporting faculty and students in their use of innovative instructional tools for teaching and learning. CII staff draw upon expertise in both instructional technology and in a wide variety of teaching strategies to support instructors with the implementation of tools for their instructional needs, assist students in using these tools, share information across the university about effective practices, and examine the effect of technology on teaching and learning.

Online and Hybrid Support

We strive to support you in your use of many online instructional tools, including Canvas, TSU’s Learning Management System. Other ancillary instructional software we support includes Turnitin, Respondus, and SoftChalk Cloud.

The Online Instructional Support Services division of the CII is available will be available until 10pm most evenings for faculty and students to get help at the beginning of the semester. Call x1960, or our Toll-Free number 1-866-744-8900 - Option 3. New for Fall 2019 - 24/7/365 Canvas Support.

Online Instructional Support Services (Tara Whitson, Manager, 254-968-1843, or

Classroom and Lab Support

Have a problem with the instructional equipment in your classroom or computer lab? Call x1934, and your dedicated college-level technician will respond to your “just-in-time” need. The Classroom and Lab Support Services division has made great strides towards standardizing instructional equipment (smart boards, projectors, document cameras etc.) so that, no matter what classroom you use, it will look the same.

Additionally, if you or your department is planning to purchase instructional technology or software either with departmental funds or grants, we would encourage you to talk with us about your plans before you make your purchases. By communicating your needs to us, we hope to provide workable ways to integrate your ideas and plans as seamlessly as possible into our current standards and infrastructure or provide alternatives that may also meet your goals.

Classroom and Lab Support Services (Jason Smith, Manager, 254-968-9323 or

Instructional Design & Training

The CII’s division for Instructional Design & Training promotes and facilitates teaching excellence. The division serves and supports the needs of faculty by offering a full program of regular workshops, consultations, & instructional tool trainings to enhance and inform on topics related to teaching and professional development. Check out our website for specific program dates and times.

Faculty Innovation & Training (Doug Hanna, Manager, 254-968-9307 or


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