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MDRL Instructional Library

Curated and created tutorials and resources on specific software and hardware offered in the MDRL, including ways to apply technology in academic projects and research. 


Adobe Creative Campus Resources
Learning and teaching resources here empower students and faculty to use Adobe Creative Cloud to create design products for classroom assignments, present research, and publish in print and online

NOTE: Adobe Distance Learning Resources

How to download the Adobe Desktop App

Consider Adobe Spark as a tool for students to complete assignments who may not have access to powerful computing: Digital Design for Students (video cross-posted on Biggio's Remote Teaching Resilience site);

Access to Images on Adobe Stock continues:

Review the Adobe Digital Literacy sheet to see a list of all apps for desktop and mobile and sample uses and the Adobe Digital Literacy page for curricula ideas



Workshops - Fall 2020
Instructional workshops in multimedia creation open to all Auburn students, faculty, and staff; register at

Workshops offered via Zoom.

NOTE: Pre-recorded workshop videos available below:

Wellbeing Resources for Educators (cross-posted on Biggio's Remote Instruction Resilience page)

Digital Design For Students: Increase Student Engagement with Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Spark (for Instructors, cross-posted with Biggio)

Poster Design

Effective Poster Design - Savvy Researcher Grad Student Boot Camp

Getting Started in Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Spark

Adobe Acrobat DC: Getting Started in PDF's

Creating Graphics: Adobe Photoshop for Beginners

Designing Documents: Adobe InDesign for Beginners

Digital Drawing: Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

Designing for Screens: Adobe XD for Beginners

Creating Graphics 2: Intermediate Photoshop

Designing Documents 2: Intermediate InDesign

Digital Video: Adobe Premiere Rush

InDesign for Resume Creation

Digital Video: Adobe Premiere Rush for LinkedIn Video



ESRI Resources for Online Learning
ArcGIS training and more


MDRL on YouTube
Curated tutorial and idea-sparking videos on technology in education


Image Sites to help adhere to copyright

Media Attribution: best practices from Creative Commons


Poster Printing Instructions: PowerPoint file custom size set-up, printing, and file compression

Poster Planning Sheet



50 Questions for Reflecting on Creativity Handout

Design Process Rubric Handout

Podcasting Handout 

Features of Your MacBook Handout

Poster Templates: click to download, edit, and save


Last updated: 08/12/2020