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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!