Register Now for Summer Shorts in Instructional Technologies 2020

Level Up. Summer Shorts in Instructional Technologies 2020.

Design by Katie Harris.

Registration is now open for Summer Shorts in Instructional Technologies 2020! This year’s program will be delivered entirely online via Zoom Friday, July 31 through Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Summer Shorts 2020 will focus on leveling up your teaching and moving from emergency remote instruction to quality online teaching. Friday’s theme is Faculty Voices and Discussions and Monday and Tuesday are focused on strategic workshops to level up your teaching. 

We’ve planned a variety of panels, workshops and interactive sessions featuring faculty, instructional technologists and designers, and other experts to help guide you in your online teaching journey. 

The first day of Summer Shorts is driven by NC State faculty. The morning will begin with a panel of our Faculty Fellows as they discuss the ways that they transitioned to online or continued teaching online during the spring 2020 semester. The remainder of the day will include a variety of sessions and discussions facilitated by NC State faculty.

The second day of Summer Shorts starts with a panel of online students discussing their experience in the online classroom. The rest of day 2 will focus on practical applications in the online and hybrid classrooms. 

The third and last day of Summer Shorts will also focus on practical applications in an online and hybrid course. We will have sessions on creating quizzes in Moodle, adding questions to videos in PlayPosit, accessibility needs, and more. The end of the day will conclude with a panel of faculty that have participated in our Online Course Improvement Program (a pathway of the NC State Course Quality Program) and their experience working with the Quality Matters rubric to redesign their online courses. 

A few Summer Shorts 2020 session topics: 

  • Pivoting online with student projects
  • Working with large courses online 
  • Best practices for blended and hybrid courses 
  • Online assignments and rubrics 
  • Synchronous vs. asynchronous discussions 
  • Recording hands-on demonstrations
  • Helping students get started in an online class
  • Facilitating group work online

Summer Shorts is the perfect time and place to make refinements to your fall courses and get prepared for a successful semester. The interactive atmosphere will allow you to engage with and learn from colleagues and DELTA staff. 

Register Now

Visit for more information and to register. You are able to register for each day individually. All NC State faculty, staff and graduate students are welcome to enroll. 

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For assistance, contact DELTA’s LearnTech help desk at or 919.513.7094.