best practices

Mar 23, 2021

DELTA-Con Set for May 13, Register Now

DELTA-Con, now in its fifth year, is NC State’s annual unconference bringing together faculty, staff and graduate students from across local higher ed institutions. Join us May 13 for the discussion-based event to share your insights, network with peers and discover the latest in academic technology and innovation.

Mar 22, 2021

How to Create Quality Final Assessments Online

As many NC State faculty start to prepare for remote final exams, we caught up with DELTA's assessment experts to share strategies that give students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge online with integrity and creativity.

Mar 1, 2021

Combating Burnout in a Virtual World

Reducing stressors in our remote working environment can help in avoiding feelings of burnout. We asked faculty and DELTA staff how they have experienced burnout and what tips and practices they recommend toward combating its effects.

Feb 9, 2021

Zoom Recordings and Student Privacy

When recording class meetings in Zoom, student privacy is a critical factor to consider. DELTA Instructional Technologist Jill Anderson shares her recommendations for recording Zoom meetings for future use while complying with student privacy regulations.

Feb 4, 2021

Zoom Tips for Smooth and Secure Meetings

Zoom has implemented updates regarding security, interactive tools and user-friendly features for more engaging meetings. Here is an overview of the improvements being made and when they take effect.

Feb 4, 2021

Best Practices for Managing Online Office Hours

How can instructors provide the best support to students who are learning online? Here are some ways to provide synchronous and asynchronous help that will benefit individual students and your entire class from DELTA Faculty Fellow Lina Battestilli.

Feb 4, 2021

Tips for Working with a Teaching Assistant in an Online Course

Are you searching for ways to effectively use a teaching assistant (TA) in an online course? DELTA Faculty Fellow Julianne Treme is sharing her favorite tips to help your TA engage with your students and your course content online.

Feb 4, 2021

Podcasting Makes the Airwaves at NC State

Podcasts are a popular form of entertainment, but they can also be a powerful tool for education. To learn what it takes to make a podcast at NC State, DELTA staffers created one of their own. Now, they're taking what they learned to help faculty use the medium to Think and Do.

Feb 2, 2021

Teaching the Pack: Maria Gallardo-Williams

Maria Gallardo-Williams of the Department of Chemistry is innovating with technology to bring the lab experience to students, wherever they are.

Jan 21, 2021

Tips to Increase Student Engagement in Zoom Breakout Rooms

Using breakout rooms during a Zoom class meeting can provide opportunities for student-to-student interaction as well as instructor-to-student collaboration. Check out these new approaches to using Zoom breakout rooms.