Stories From 2009

Nov 5, 2009

2009 DELTA Open House

Please join us on December 2, 2009, from 4 to 6 pm for the DELTA Open House. Learn about the services DELTA provides and the research we’re conducting, and meet the people behind it all. DELTA staff will demonstrate samples […]

Nov 2, 2009

Report on the Moodle Moot, October 28-30, 2009, Orlando, FL

Dr. Martin Dulberg, Jeff Webster, David Howard, Greg Kraus, Jonathan Champ and I represented DELTA at the Moodle Moot (and Sloan-C) in sunny Orlando, Florida at the end of October. Because travel restrictions were part of DELTA’s budget cuts, we drove […]

Oct 30, 2009

Flu-Proofing Your Course: Lecture Sessions

If you're unable to present your lecture in class due to the flu, there are several solutions for presenting and/or recording your lectures. Some of these solutions include using Elluminate Live!, free video services, or Rich Media. As an alternative, you can contact the NCSU Libraries and set up a list of additional readings or media viewings for your students.

Oct 27, 2009

Rich Media Earns Rave Reviews

DELTA continues to receive positive feedback on Rich Media, the webcasting system that synchronizes audio, video, and visual aids for current and future viewing.  Recent comments from Rich Media users highlight this emerging technology’s convenience, reliability, and versatility. From Louise Dolan, Foreign Languages and […]

Oct 23, 2009

Flu-Proof Your Course: Assignments

An assignment is due in your course, but a student is ill and unable to attend your class to submit it. What are you (and your student) to do? One obvious solution is to use email. You could direct your […]

Oct 15, 2009

First Studio-based Design Course Taught Online

In Digital Imaging, DELTA Multimedia Designer and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art + Design Amanda Robertson,  DELTA Instructional Designer Cathi Phillips, and Associate Professor of Art + Design Pat FitzGerald have been exploring ways to teach a critique-based design course […]

Oct 15, 2009

Flu-Proof Your Course: Discussions

Coursework in a university depends on a constant dialogue among students and faculty.  Your class depends on the interaction and engagement of your students, and getting students involved in class discussions is important.  But, if illness makes it impossible for […]

Oct 15, 2009

Join the New Media Consortium (NMC)

NC State is a member of the New Media Consortium (NMC) ( The NMC is an “internationally focused not-for-profit consortium of learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies.” The organization sponsors programs and […]

Oct 14, 2009

A New Focus for the Gateway Technology Center

In 2008-09, as the focus of the Gateway Technology Center (GTC) in Rocky Mount shifted, so did DELTA’s role with the GTC. The result has been positive changes to develop better ways to serve the four-county region surrounding Rocky Mount. […]

Oct 9, 2009

Elluminate upgrade on 10/10

During a scheduled LMS maintenance window this weekend, Elluminate will be upgraded to version 9.5. The most important changes to this version of Elluminate are: Improved stability and performance which will correct the problems we have been having with web […]