Moodle Feature Allows Student Access Beyond Semester Dates
NC State instructors can now allow specific students to access their Moodle courses outside of the normal semester availability dates by requesting a special role for the student called "Extended Access." This role can be used to resolve incomplete grades.
Trees That Teach
You could learn about urban trees from a textbook. Or, your class could get outside to Think and Do. Through a Critical Path Course Redesign grant, DELTA staff members teamed up with Introduction to Environmental Science instructor Steph Jeffries to develop instructional and data collection materials for students to learn about campus trees.
Inclement Weather Disrupts Testing: Q+A with Tom Miller
In December, snow caused a disruption to the start of fall semester final exams. After the university reopened, DELTA test centers struggled to keep up with demand from test-takers. Senior Vice Provost Tom Miller discusses how students were impacted and the steps taken to improve the process at the test centers, including implementing appointment-only testing this semester.
Appointment-Only Testing Begins at DELTA Spring 2019
Beginning spring 2019, all testing at the DELTA Test Centers will be by appointment only. Faculty who use DELTA Testing Services should update their syllabus statement to alert students of the change. As a reminder, student study space is no longer available at the Centennial Campus Test Center.
DELTA Testing Services Administers Record Number of Exams
During spring 2018 final exams, DELTA Testing Services proctored 8,865 exams in just eight days. For the entire 2017-2018 year, a record 84,578 exams were administered. As a National College Testing Association Certified Test Center, DELTA Testing Services operates under the highest standards and procedures.
DELTA Grant Helps Departmental Faculty Cross-Deliver Content
DELTA and Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management faculty worked together on a DELTA Grant to create consistent deliverables to be used across online, face-to-face and blended learning environments.
Wolfpack Wellness 101: Creating a Thriving Pack
DELTA teamed up with staff from NC State Dining and University Recreation to create the Wolfpack Wellness 101 module, an interactive resource for incoming students to learn about health and wellness. The project will add to NC State’s focus of student’s overall well-being.
A Work in Progress: Locate a Proctor Map
DELTA Testing Services recently updated their pre-approved remote proctor map to now include 662 different proctor locations. This helps students locate nearby proctors with ease, speeding up the approval process.
2016–2017 DELTA Annual Report Now Available Online
This year’s Annual Report provides examples of how the units in DELTA work together to improve the user experience for both students and faculty.
Online and Distance Education Virtual Orientation Refresh
Equipped with interactive lessons, quizzes and a range of NC State resources, the revised Virtual Orientation gives students an impressive toolkit for success in their online courses. The updated orientation was completed in May 2017 to create a more interactive experience.