Input primarily refers to the resources that project participants bring to the Service Learning project. At the university, this includes the teaching hours, teaching infrastructure, and any financial or organisational support services.

The formal framework conditions provided by a university in the form of the course design or the total number of hours per semester week may have a decisive impact on the design of the Service Learning project. A brief self-check may help you assess the university’s resources before the start of the course. Self-check for lecturers prior to start of course

Students also contribute resources to the project, for instance, their commitment, labour, innovative abilities, and the skills they have acquired so far. Using the Social Canvas, students may independently identify, control, and explicate their own input factors – as well as outputs and outcomes.

Aside from lecturers and students, cooperation partners in civil society also make valuable contributions to the success of the project. The type and scope of these professional, material and communicative resources largely depends on the concrete design of the Service Learning project. An evaluation of the cooperation partners always pays off. 
Evaluation of cooperation partners

Networks represent a further key resource that all participants contribute.