Course Quality

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 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.

Apr 20, 2022

Dayflowers, Hibiscuses and Lilies, Oh My!

With the help of a DELTA team spearheaded by Senior Instructional Designer Cathi Dunnagan, Professor Larry Blanton bridged the gap between digital learning and in-person botanical labs. In PB 250: Plant Biology, students engage with plants via interactive 3D web models.

Apr 1, 2022

DELTA Faculty Fellows Inspire Colleagues Across Campus

DELTA Faculty Fellows share experiences impacting and uniting colleagues campuswide. From publishing articles with practical best practices to presenting at conferences, they are dedicated to and embody teaching excellence.

Mar 28, 2022

Emergency Response Course Offers Aid

Updated hybrid course provides needed emergency procedures geared towards education professionals. Impactful podcasts from local first responders and experts enhance the student experience.

Feb 28, 2022

Experimenting in the Lab Sandbox

Lab courses provide meaningful hands-on experiences for students, and these experiences can be difficult to replicate in an online environment. A team of DELTA staff and NC State faculty set out to design an immersive, configurable online lab for students in BIT 410/510.

Feb 22, 2022

What’s New in Panopto?

Panopto's latest upgrade contains many new features including: audio description, student assignment submission (with Moodle plug-in for grading), reference copy and discussion notifications. All these new features enhance communications, accessibility and grading.

Feb 21, 2022

Alternatives to Alt Text

Alternative text (alt text) is an important tool to create equitable experiences for students. DELTA’s Accessibility Team shares best practices for creating alt text along with other tips to help with student engagement and success.

Feb 1, 2022

Metamorphosis Turns Into An Infestation

Extension Associate Terri Billeisen, Ph.D., provides updates on DELTA Grant work that created 3D interactive models of insects and how it has impacted student engagement and success. Also, it transformed her overall instructional mindset and made the transition to online teaching during the pandemic easier.

Jan 31, 2022

Sustainable Trash Talk

Associate Professors Kyle Bunds, Jonathan Casper and DELTA created Zero Waste Gameday: A Trash Sorting Game to teach future facility managers/sports marketing professionals about sustainability. Five VR videos were also produced including behind-the-scenes experiences at landfills and some featuring former sports announcer Jeff Gravley.