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Author: Ms Kerri Brown Parker

Lead Instructional Technologist Arlene Mendoza-Moran demonstrating the TA Toolkit.

Sep 5, 2023

Helping TAs Survive and Thrive in Teaching!

Calling all TAs! Your teaching journey is about to receive a powerful boost! The TA Toolkit is a collaborative creation brought to you by The Graduate School, the Libraries and DELTA. If you are a graduate student or you know one, let them know about our new TA Toolkit.  We had a great Open House… 

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Aug 22, 2023

ChatGPT, Bard, and Bing! AI — Oh My!

Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT can simplify and enhance academic work by automating content creation, providing personalized feedback, assisting in writing course objectives, summarizing course content and more.  Using generative AI tools in education by students and instructors is also a controversial topic leading to lots of conversation and concern about ethics, what… 

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Jul 18, 2023

Teaching Tech Tip: Save Time and Bulk Change Due Dates in Moodle!

Why waste time updating due dates for assignments and activities one at a time when you can update in bulk? Moodle Dates report offers a bulk change due date option after you copy a course. 

Screenshot of Moodle Analytics, quiz analysis.

Jun 22, 2023

Teaching Tech Tip: How are Your Students Actually using Moodle?

Did you know that you can use reports generated from Moodle’s IntelliBoard to guide you in your course revisions? Summer is a great time to plan and streamline your course content so you will be ready for the fall. Make the effort to learn more about how students engage with your content to focus your planning efforts. 

Copper wolves at Wolf Plaza near the Free Expression tunnel. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

May 23, 2023

Self-Paced Learning Online this Summer!

Learn with YouTube and PlayPosit this summer and maybe even earn a tech tool exploration badge from DELTA! 

May 23, 2023

Teaching Tech Tip: Getting Organized with the Moodle Checklist

Do you want to foster student success by reducing stress and making course content more manageable? Take a look at this month’s tip on Moodle Checklists. This tool helps break down tasks into smaller ones listed on an interactive checklist. This process also helps you organize and track student engagement. 

Campus photo displaying NC State banner.

Apr 21, 2023

Teaching Tech Tip: Making Library Video Content Interactive

Wondering what’s new in PlayPosit? NC State Libraries’ Academic Video Online (Alexander Street) is integrated with PlayPosit. Instructors can add interactive elements like discussion prompts, polls, open-ended questions and more! And, the collection of videos is diverse with everything from feature-length films to training videos. 

Mar 21, 2023

What’s New in Moodle?

Want to learn tips and tricks to use in Moodle? Features such as “jump-to-top” and “gradebook user report” are featured in this article by Instructional Technologist Kerri Brown Parker. There are no major updates this year, and you can now request Moodle courses for the 2023 summer and fall semesters. 

Feb 24, 2023

Teaching Tech Tip: Using the Panopto Table of Contents to Reduce Cognitive Load

Help students focus on your content and achieve learning goals by reducing their cognitive load! For example, if you use lecture videos in your instruction, try creating them in Panopto or uploading them to Panopto. Then, use linked time stamps in the Table of Contents feature to help students focus on smaller chunks of information.…