Instructional Design Interest Group

Jul 29, 2022

DELTA Offers Express Grants for Fall 2022

DELTA Express Grants for Fall 2022 have been announced! We are excited to offer two grant types this fall — 3D Object Scanning Grant and Instructional Tools Grant. The proposal submission system will be open from Aug. 22 - Sept. 16.

Jul 29, 2022

DELTA Supports Development of New Textile Reverse-Engineering Course

A DELTA Grant supported the development of a new online graduate-level textile course which focused on the reverse-engineering of products. The resulting deliverables for this course were presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference in June.

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 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 29, 2022

Moodle 4: New Look and Feel

Moodle 4 enhances the user experience by simplifying workflow. The look is more streamlined and user friendly, even on mobile devices.

Feb 22, 2022

Digital Repositories: A Solution for Underrepresentation, Learning Challenges

Underrepresentation, a virtual gallery walk, and microscopic viewing ability are just a few instructional challenges that have been solved through digital repositories.

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 27, 2022

Closed Captioning: Not Just a Tool, a Legal Requirement

Save time while helping students succeed in your course by planning closed captioning for your class videos in advance. If one student is registered with the Disability Resource Office, an accuracy rate of 98% is mandated for closed captions. It’s not just a great idea, it’s the law!