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Year: 2009

Dec 21, 2009

New Themes in Moodle!

Give your course a fresh new look with one of the NC State themes now available in Moodle! 

Dec 21, 2009

What’s New in Moodle? (12/2009)

We made several changes to the Moodle server during our most recent maintenance window.  In brief, here are the changes: changed the URL to moved the server to a more robust clustered environment added several new NCSU based themes added enhanced course layout editing features added the Journal activity enabled the option for parts… 

Dec 18, 2009

DELTA’s Open House Demonstrates Learning Without Limits

On Wednesday, December 2, over seventy-five people braved the cold and rainy weather to attend the second annual DELTA Open House. The Open House featured the latest trends and technologies in advancing knowledge of distance education, e-learning, online teaching strategies, information technologies, and instructional design. Students, faculty and DELTA staff participated in lively discussions. 

Dec 11, 2009

NC State Distance Education Partners with the Governor’s Initative

On Nov. 16 Gov. Bev Perdue announced the launch of, the entry point to all the eLearning resources North Carolina has to offer. The new Web site will provide an easy one-stop-shop for any North Carolinian, from K-12 students to life-long learners, who wants to take advantage of online learning such as the NC Virtual Public School, online courses from community colleges or universities, and online career building. 

Dec 8, 2009

Get Your Grades in Early: WolfWare, Moodle and Vista Outages and Grade Submission Update(Archive)

Due to a critical set of hardware and software upgrades that are being performed over the winter break, two of NC State’s Learning Management Systems (LMSs)—WolfWare  and Moodle—will not be available at some point during the grade submission window. Also, there will be a planned Blackboard Vista outage beginning December 21 at 5 pm. Please read… 

Dec 3, 2009

Announcing NC State’s NMC Campus Leaders Advisory Board

From the desk of Dr. Traci Temple NC State is starting a second year as a member of the NMC ( The NMC is an “internationally focused not-for-profit consortium of learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies.” The organization sponsors programs and activities designed to stimulate innovation, encourage collaboration,… 

Dec 1, 2009

Report on Getting Started on Course Redesign November 13, 2009

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) hosted the seminar, “Getting Started on Course Redesign” on Friday, November 13, 2009. Over 100 faculty and staff from across the country were in attendance. This posting is a summary of key points that were presented and discussed at the… 

Nov 30, 2009

Wimba Create (formerly Course Genie) license expiring

We are sorry to announce that Wimba Create (formerly Course Genie) will no longer be licensed for use at NC State. Wimba has moved to a site license only charging model and unfortunately, there is not enough use of the product on campus to justify the expense of maintaining a site license. 

Nov 30, 2009

Tips for Teaching Online

From the desks of: Dr. Donna Petherbridge, Amanda Robertson, & Dr. Traci Temple There are many things to think about when planning and teaching an online course. A lot of what you already know about teaching in a conventional classroom can be transferred to an online environment. We want to share with you four tips… 

Nov 6, 2009

Nominate a Colleague for Innovative Teaching with Technology!

Nominations for the 2009–2010 Gertrude Cox Award will be accepted November 1, 2009 – December 4, 2009 The Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology was created to honor the creative pedagogy of NC State's faculty and technical staff and their work in integrating new technologies into effective teaching strategies.