Instructional Design Interest Group

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!

Jan 26, 2022

NC State and DELTA Lead Group of Four Universities in Adaptive Learning Project

NC State Associate Professor Katherine Saul, Ph.D. shares her experience fully integrating Adaptive Learning (AL) and RealizeIt into her Engineering Dynamics course. This type of course design resulted in students completing five times more problems which fostered deeper understanding of concepts and individualized assistance.

Dec 14, 2021

Faculty Fellows Series: Perspectives from a HyFlex Classroom

In this story series, DELTA Faculty Fellows will explore the ways that they have implemented HyFlex this semester across a variety of subjects. The third installment is written by Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science Lina Battestilli.