For Students: iCollege Support

New Name for Learning Management System – iCollege
To provide a unified experience for students across the university, the central learning management systems used by Georgia State University and the newly added Perimeter College have been consolidated into a single environment for Fall 2016. The consolidated environment is powered by Brightspace by Desire2Learn, just as the GSU and Perimeter College systems were previously. The consolidated system is now referred to as iCollege.


Log in to iCollege at:

Frequently Asked Questions

There are a few common reasons for why you can't log in:

  • If you are new to Georgia State University, or your Campus ID password has expired, you will need to activate your Campus ID here.
  • Also for new students, you will not be able to log in to iCollege until 2 weeks before classes begin.
  • If you are a returning student and can’t log in, try resetting your password here. Once you have reset your password you should be able to log in.

If you still can’t log in please call the help center at 404-413-4357.

The three most common reasons why you can't see your courses are:

  • Courses are not available to students until 2 weeks before the semester begins.
  • During drop/add, there is a 1-3 business day lag time between when you add your courses and when they will automatically appear in iCollege.
  • Your courses are displayed to show the most recently accessed courses. If you haven't accessed the course yet, it won't show up in your course list. To access your course the first time, you will need to locate it by clicking on the magnifying glass at the top of your course list


If your courses are not listed and you need to get into one or more immediately please contact your instructor and ask that they add you to the course. The help center cannot add you to courses.

iCollege automatically adds you to a course based on GoSolar data but will not not automatically drop you. As such, dropped courses will remain on your course list until the instructor removes you from their iCollege classlist. Being listed in a iCollege course that you dropped in Go Solar/PAWS will not affect your standing at Georgia State University as long as the course is not listed on your GoSolar/PAWS classlist.
Though called "email", it's better to think of iCollege "email" as internal messaging that is also forwarded to your email address from an email address that cannot accept replies. Accordingly,  the only way to reply to an "email" sent to you through iCollege is to go into iCollege and reply there.
Your e-mail will stop working if you have a test or quiz in progress. Once you submit your test/quiz your iCollege email will work again.
The previous GSU Brightspace by D2L and GPC iCollege environments will remain available to view previous course materials until August 2017, but are not available for future coursework.
Legacy GSU Brightspace System with Course Information from Summer 2016 and Prior Semesters >

Legacy GPC iCollege System with Course Information from Summer 2016 and Prior Semesters >

There are three common reasons that a user cannot access a Collaborate room. They are:

  • Your browser doesn't properly function with Collaborate (we recommend to use the most recent version of Chrome)
  • The version of Java on your computer is not supported by Collaborate (you can get the most recent version here)
  • The internet connection you are using is too slow or busy to support video and audio streaming services (try to access the course in a location with faster internet speeds)

For additional online support, you can visit the Collaborate support site, here. If you are still having problems please contact the help center at 404-413-4357.

Click here for an more detailed knowledgebase on iCollege features.