Accessibility Quick Tip – How to Add Alt Text to Images
Alternative or alt text is hidden text that describes an image in a document or website. When a student uses a screen reader, the alt text is read aloud when the reader encounters the image. This text should be short, […]
Step It up With Summer Workshops
DELTA is offering Summer Workshops for faculty, staff and graduate students who want to improve their knowledge of NC State’s instructional tools and better use them to suit their classroom needs. These free workshops will explore topics such as the new Moodle 4 update, Panopto and Gradescope.
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.
Early Adopters of Moodle 4 Share Experiences
DELTA Faculty Fellows share their experience with Moodle 4 including tips for colleagues transitioning their course content. They also highlight their initial impressions and favorite features of this upgrade.
Keeping Students Engaged in Asynchronous Lectures
What makes the learning active or passive is not the modality (Zoom vs. pre-recorded videos vs. text-based lessons), but the structure of the lesson the instructor creates. Faculty Fellow Claire Gordy share tips for keeping students engaged.
Unconference Success: DELTA-Con 2022
DELTA-Con was first started at NC State in August of 2017 and it is still an unconference. What is an unconference? An unconference takes the best part of a conference, the discussions between sessions, and makes them the highlight! Learn about DELTA-Con 2022.
Redesigning FOR 339: Name That Plant!
Learning to identify 170 different plant species is no easy task, and students in FOR 339: Dendrology have to do just that. A team of DELTA staff and an NC State instructor redesigned the course and created a new tool to help students along the way.
Building a Path to Moodle 4: Preparing your course for the move
Moodle has a new look for Fall 2022! The new, sleeker design of Moodle 4 builds more breathing space into your course layout, maintains previous functionality, and includes a few new and improved features. Learn more about Moodle 4 from DELTA's training team.
Spring Clean Your Course
Just as you organize closets and arrange bookshelves, these five tips can help you declutter and refresh your online course.
Dayflowers, Hibiscuses and Lilies, Oh My!
With the help of a DELTA team spearheaded by Senior Instructional Designer Cathi Dunnagan, Professor Larry Blanton bridged the gap between digital learning and in-person botanical labs. In PB 250: Plant Biology, students engage with plants via interactive 3D web models.