Digital Resource Library Project

The Digital Resource Library Project (DRLP) is a resource and information exchange imagined by the Instructional Design team to support active learning, effective course planning and assessment, and the implementation of educational technologies. Explore techniques and pedagogies to make your course accessible and keep students engaged.

Prepping

Prep Your Course

Explore effective and accessible course design practices.

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Engaging Learners

Explore activities you can apply in your class to enhance student learning.

Assessing

Assess Learning

Explore ways to assess student comprehension beyond exams.

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USF Faculty in Action

How are instructors at USF bringing innovative teaching and redefining student success in their courses? Click on the accordions below to check out case studies and Instructional Design collaborations. 

Poll Everywhere is used by Dr. Kai Blaisdell, adjunct professor of biology, in her introductory human biology courses to keep students engaged while gaining invaluable insights on her students' performance and mastery of concepts.

 Case Study: Real-time Formative Assessment and Student Learning in Biology

Eugene Kim, a professor of Legal Writing, frequently presents on innovative pedagogies and reinventing the law school classroom. His YouTube lectures on legal writing and analysis, popular among law and paralegal students and instructors around the world, highlights the intersection of adopting educational technology and empowering students' engagement and knowledge acquisition.

Professor Kim's YouTube Lectures

Dr. Sarah Capitelli, a professor of Teacher Education, used Zoom, Canvas, and Google Docs to structure jigsaws in her Summer 2018 hybrid course. Providing a set of guiding questions, students were divided into small groups. Each group is tasked with discussing their assigned reading over a recorded Zoom meeting and gathering notes into a Google doc. At the next in-class session, the "experts" of each reading were placed into new groups to exchange ideas. In collaboration with Instructional Designer Angie Portacio, Capitelli reframed the use of these educational technologies, ones she was previously familiar with, to invite her students to collaborate more effectively in their independent work.

Learn more about Zoom's additional features, including using breakout rooms and recording meetings, on the ETS website.