Digital Learning Resources

Interaction & Engagement Tools

Interaction is a critical component for engaging your students and cultivating a learning environment. The following tools can be used to optimize interaction within your course and help to build an online community of learners.


Integrated directly within the assignment interface within Canvas, Turnitin is a plagiarism detection software that checks student papers and provides the instructor with an "originality report" directly within the Canvas gradebook.

Digital Learning Guides

Creating a Turnitin Assignment

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is powerful polling tool enabling you to infuse a higher level of engagement into your live Teams sessions and/or your Canvas course. It offers a variety of activities including word clouds, interactive images, standard surveys, and live game-based competitions.

Getting Started with Poll Everywhere

 Flip (previously called Flipgrid)

Flipgrid is a video discussion platform where instructors can post topics and students can respond with short videos, increasing creativity and student engagement.

Flip Quick Guide


Padlet is a digital bulletin board where students can create and share digital content.

Getting Started with Padlet

perusall (1.1)

Perusall is a platform allowing students, and faculty, to annotate readings with text, links, and embedded content. Please note that USF currently utilizes Perusall v1.1. 

We are currently working on guides for Perusall. For information on setup and approaches for using Perusall please email us or visit Perusall's getting started guide