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The Lightboard Studio is a dedicated studio for producing instructional video micro-lectures. The Lightboard was invented by Prof. Michael Peshkin at Northwestern University - we modified his design to build one at GSW. A Lightboard is a sheet of tempered “StarPhire” glass, custom produced for the highest level of clarity as possible, edge-lit with LEDs, and mounted on a sturdy frame. When the glass is written on using a fluorescent marker, the ink will glow and become plainly visible. A camera on the other side of the glass records the video and is reversed in post-production to make the text readable. As a result, from the teacher’s point of view, they’re writing on a surface analogous to a chalkboard while facing a camera. From the student’s point of view, the teacher makes eye contact while writing in midair.

Best Practices

  • Write strategically. The Lightboard's writing surface has a smaller working area to the typical classroom's available chalkboard space. Which means that cleaning the Lightboard takes some time and requires an edit to the video. If a complete topic can be covered with one board's worth of text, minimal editing is required after the recording is done.
  • Dress in dark colors. Lightboard text appears most vividly over dark backgrounds, so dressing in dark colors will allow for the most legible writing.
  • Do not wear clothing that has writing on it. Since the video frames are reversed, text on your clothes will appear backwards, which can be distracting for students.


  • Register below to use the Lightboard or email Jonathan Hobbs at to request more information.
  • The studio is located in the Business/History & Political Science building on the third floor in room 308.


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Dates for registration for eMajor (online) courses are below:

GoVIEW login information will be sent to you in an email approximately two weeks before the start of the term.  NOTE:  New students will not be able to access GoVIEW until you receive this email.

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Wednesday, October 18




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Wednesday, October 18





Thursday, October 19





Friday, October 20





Monday, October 23



Having a correctly configured computer will help ensure your success in eMajor. You must have reliable internet access and run the browser check and computer check from the GoVIEW login page to ensure compatibility. Check the information at to be sure that your computer meets all the necessary technical requirements for hardware and software. Links to the plug-ins (special free software) that you will need are provided.

For technical assistance contact the 24/hour helpline at (scroll down to the Student Support area).

For ProctorU assistance contact Donja Tripp, GSW Director of Student Services, at 229-938-6271.  Students must have access to a webcam for proctored exams using ProctorU. 

For general assistance with technical issues related to technology components outside of D2L GoVIEW (i.e. software, equipment, web browser, etc.), you may contact GSW's School of Business's technical support resource at

In addition, please contact the eMajor Helpdesk Monday through Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM at 678-839-6400 or Toll Free 1-855-9EMAJOR (1-855-936-2567).

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  • Windows XP and higher or Mac OS X 10.6 and higher
  • High Speed Internet (at least 3 Mbps Downstream and 1.0 Mbps Upstream)
  • At least 40MB of HDD space
  • Camera and Microphone

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