Stories From 2014

Jul 30, 2014

2014 – 2015 DELTA Grant Recipients Announced

DELTA is pleased to announce the awarding of more than $104,000 in new DELTA Grants to 13 recipients across eight academic colleges.  Please see below for the list of this year’s recipients: Recipient Department Proposal Elisabeth Marie Meyer / Helen […]

Jul 18, 2014

Sharing Best Practices

The word is out: NC State has a reputation for quality online education and the innovative use of learning technologies. As part of a leading research university, DELTA staff members are motivated to keep up with the top-notch faculty we […]

Jul 14, 2014

Blackboard Collaborate to be Upgraded August 1

On August 1, DELTA will release an upgraded version of Blackboard Collaborate through WolfWare (

Jul 11, 2014

Service that Scales: Recording Distance Education Courses–From a Distance

When faced with a 20 percent increase in demand for their Distance Education (DE) classroom recording services, Tony Pearson and his team in DELTA’s Video Communications Services (VCS) refused to choose between strong customer service and scalability. Instead, they found […]

Jul 3, 2014

Making Education Matter: Transforming Educational Videos to Engage Students

Sarah Egan Warren, assistant director of the English department’s Professional Writing Program, struggled to convince her students that what they learned in her class mattered. These future engineers could easily see how they would benefit from strong math skills or […]

Jun 28, 2014

The Evolution of WolfWare: A Brief History

By now, the NC State community is quite familiar with WolfWare, the DELTA-powered enterprise suite of academic technologies and course tools. When the WolfWare interface underwent significant updates in January 2014, 90.2% of NC State students used at least one […]

Jun 27, 2014

Blurring the Lines: Examining the Impact of the DE Tuition Change

When full-time, on-campus students registered for fall 2012 Distance Education (DE) courses, for the first time in more than a decade they didn’t wince at the additional cost. For them, the price tag for taking their class in a lecture […]

Jun 24, 2014

Register now for Summer Shorts in Instructional Technologies!

Interested in developing your online teaching? Join DELTA for this year’s Summer Shorts in Instructional Technologies!

Jun 20, 2014

Sharpening Our Tools: Improving NC State’s Enterprise Learning Technologies

At DELTA, we are almost always upgrading something—a learning management system (LMS), tool, plug-in, or some piece of our extensive enterprise learning technologies. If we’re not actively upgrading, we’re planning an upgrade. It’s enough to make a user wonder, why […]

Jun 13, 2014

Supporting Our Faculty: One Instructor’s Experiences with Instructional Support Services

NC State faculty are world-renowned experts in many areas, but they are not always familiar with using learning technologies. That’s why they turn to DELTA’s Instructional Support Services (ISS) team for help. This team of instructional technologists helps build instructors’ […]