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Ricky Zager
Office: POY 219D
Phone: (727) 873-4703

Instructional Designer, Online Learning & Instructional Technology Services


  • Support faculty with online course design.
  • Helping faculty use Canvas more efficiently.
  • Assisting with Quality Matters course certification.
  • M.S., Education Media Design and Technology, Full Sail University
  • B.A., History, Eckerd College
Research Interests
  • Using video more efficiently and effectively in online courses.

  • Creating a personal connection in online courses.

Personal Narrative

I am an Instructional Designer with Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services. Before working at USF, I was with Pinellas County Schools for over 10 years. I taught history for 9 years and the past two years I worked in the Instructional Technology department helping train faculty. I have an M.S. in Education Media Design and Technology and am passionate about helping create a personal connection between professors and students in online courses.