About the UCF Pegasus Innovation Lab

UCF has been ranked as one of the nation’s most innovative universities. To meet the current and future needs of UCF’s students and faculty, the Division of Digital Learning launched the Pegasus Innovation Lab (iLab). UCF’s iLab is an incubator of experimental projects focused on digital learning innovations that can be developed and refined through rapid prototyping and then promoted throughout the university to maximize collective impact on student success at scale. Efforts are research-based, data-informed, and action-oriented. Whenever appropriate, the iLab distributes seed funding to encourage faculty-led pilot projects with the potential to scale and positively impact student retention, engagement, success, and access. As a program management office, the iLab’s role is to strategically align, promote, and provide project management support for initiatives that contribute to our mission. 

Our Mission

To serve as an incubator for the next generation of digital learning by supporting faculty and staff in piloting, refining, and evaluating innovations that positively impact student success at scale.

iLab Projects

iLab projects are those that seek to push the boundaries of current technology and practice in order to disrupt existing models and positively impact the constraints of the “iron triangle” of quality, cost, and access for students. Through design-based evaluation research over a series of pilots, the iLab fosters an environment focused on quality improvements and increased scale to maximize collective impact.

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Learn more about incentives available through the Digital Learning Course Redesign Initiative.

The iLab supports a portfolio of projects and initiatives as they progress through three levels: In Development (Pilot), Scaling (Institutional Level), and Achieving Impact (Demonstrating Effect):

Textbook Affordability

Helping students to save money to focus on life essentials.
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Textbook Affordability

Pressbooks

An open authoring platform for faculty free to use for both faculty and students.
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CDL Textbook Affordability Group (TAG)

A treatise on making education open for everyone.
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CDL Textbook Affordability Group (TAG)

Quality Initiative

Interested in reviewing the quality of your course for student success? With the Quality Initiative, an instructional designer will work with you on reviewing your course.
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Quality Initiative

Universal Design Online content Inspection Tool (UDOIT)

Interested in improving accessibility concerns for your students? At the click of a button, UDOIT checks for accessibility issues within a course and provides recommendations for resolving those issues. 
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Universal Design Online content Inspection Tool (UDOIT)

Online Study Abroad

Interested in traveling, but don’t have the time or funds? Online Study Abroad allows students to stay at home but still participate in study abroad activities.
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Online Study Abroad

Due Date Changer

Tired of opening assignments individually to change a due date? The Due Date Changer allows you to edit assignment due dates all at once!
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Due Date Changer

Digital Learning Course Redesign Initiative (DL CRI)

Looking for time to redesign your course? The iLab helps provide support and funding for faculty members interested in a course redesign.
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Digital Learning Course Redesign Initiative (DL CRI)

FL Online Innovation Summit

Have you been working on a research project? The FL Online Innovation Summit provides an opportunity to share and discuss projects that are being implemented across the state to advance the state-of-the-art in online learning.
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FL Online Innovation Summit

ProctorHub

Trying to prevent cheating? With an easier set-up than ProctorU, ProctorHub allows an instructor to quickly enable webcam recording on a quiz in order to verify student authentication.
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ProctorHub

Partnerships

The iLab also partners with organizations outside of UCF to promote digital innovation, including:

For more information, please contact us at iLab@ucf.edu.