Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Teaching Orientation: Fall 2021

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Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Orientation

Fall 2021 GSI Teaching Orientation (GSITO) will be offered as a Canvas course consisting of both synchronous and asynchronous components. The orientation will be available to GSIs starting at 12:00pm, Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Completion of the online GSITO must occur by 11:59pm, Friday, August 27, 2021.

If you have any questions about GSITO, please email us at

If you attended the orientation in Winter 2021, you can access the resources from the campus-wide GSI Teaching Orientation (GSITO) in the CRLT Winter 2021 GSI Teaching Orientation Canvas course site. If you do not already have access to this Canvas site, you can request access by emailing

Registration (coming soon)

CRLT's GSI Teaching Orientation is designed to help new GSIs teaching on the Ann Arbor campus to prepare for their initial teaching experiences. It also has proven to be a valuable event for experienced GSIs and for graduate students who anticipate teaching in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions about GSITO


Fall 2021 GSITO will be available online starting Wednesday, August 11, 2021.


The Canvas course will be available beginning Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm. After you have registered, you will receive an automated Canvas email on August 11, notifying you of your enrollment in the CRLT Winter GSI Teaching Orientation. You will need to accept your role as a student to access the Canvas Course.


CRLT provides university-wide GSI Teaching Orientations as a service to the campus community. You should check with the individual(s) who oversee GSI appointments in the department in which you will be teaching to find out whether participation in GSITO is required for your GSI appointment. 


CRLT does not determine whether GSITO is required for new GSIs, nor does it host a make-up event. Check with the individual(s) who oversee GSI appointments in your department to find out what its training requirements are. If there is no formalized policy regarding make-up events, CRLT is happy to consult with departments on establishing such a policy. GSI Coordinators can contact Karishma Collette ( to set up a time to discuss this issue. 


CRLT is committed to making our orientation as accessible as is possible. If you would benefit from accommodations to aid you in accessing the online orientation, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing


 Please check back for updated information on Winter 2022 GSITO.