Stories From 2022

May 25, 2022

Accessibility Quick Tip – How to Add Alt Text to Images

Alternative or alt text is hidden text that describes an image in a document or website. When a student uses a screen reader, the alt text is read aloud when the reader encounters the image. This text should be short, […]

May 25, 2022

Wicked Problems, Wolfpack Solutions Returns With The Future of Food

This year’s iteration of Wicked Problems, Wolfpack Solutions will surround the Future of Food — specifically, the complex and interwoven problems which contribute to a worldwide issue. Many members of DELTA’s staff have worked tirelessly to make the course a success for incoming first-year and transfer students.

May 25, 2022

Creating Interdisciplinary Solutions

With NC State’s Think and Do spirit, Wicked Problems, Wolfpack Solutions encourages students to think about current and future problems interdisciplinarily even before they arrive on campus. The free online course helps connect students to the greater NC State community, while bringing together diverse perspectives and disciplines on a common problem.

May 24, 2022

Step It up With Summer Workshops

DELTA is offering Summer Workshops for faculty, staff and graduate students who want to improve their knowledge of NC State’s instructional tools and better use them to suit their classroom needs. These free workshops will explore topics such as the new Moodle 4 update, Panopto and Gradescope.

May 23, 2022

Creating Bright Futures Through Online Programs

Derek Just is dedicated to helping students find their career path as a graduate of an NC State Online and Distance Education program. “I chose to pursue a Master’s in College Counseling and Student Development because I wanted to continue […]

May 23, 2022

Inside DELTA: 5 Questions with Brian Dyer

A new Inside DELTA highlighting the life of DELTA staff in their day-to-day work and life outside of work. Brian Dyer is the Media Applications Testing Lead at DELTA who loves the outdoors just as much as he loves technology.

May 20, 2022

Spring Cleaning Part 2: Deep Clean Your Course

Interested in organizing your course material for the fall semester? There are many ways to do so with templates such as Quick Start Course Shell or creating module overviews and this article highlights several additional options. Implementing just one of these methods will make your course more accessible and sleek for fall.

May 20, 2022

MMA Director Embraces Think and Do in the Virtual Classroom

Rishika Rishika, associate professor of marketing and the director of the MMA program, applies Think and Do to marketing analytics and encourages her students to think outside the box.

May 19, 2022

Early Adopters of Moodle 4 Share Experiences

DELTA Faculty Fellows share their experience with Moodle 4 including tips for colleagues transitioning their course content. They also highlight their initial impressions and favorite features of this upgrade.

May 18, 2022

Keeping Students Engaged in Asynchronous Lectures

What makes the learning active or passive is not the modality (Zoom vs. pre-recorded videos vs. text-based lessons), but the structure of the lesson the instructor creates. Faculty Fellow Claire Gordy share tips for keeping students engaged.