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Nov 27, 2023

Holiday Celebration and Networking Session

IDIG December Greet and Grow: Join your Instructional Design Interest Group (IDIG) colleagues on 13 from 3:30 - 4:30 at Center for Technology Innovation (CTI) for get-to-know you activities and treats! 


Nov 22, 2023

End of Semester Tips and Tricks

Do you need guidance with winding down your course? Megan Lupek offers advice on reflection and getting a jumpstart on preparing for the spring semester. She also provides instructional tool advice including some innovative suggestions. 

An instructor working with students using their laptops in Hunt Library.

Oct 27, 2023

Virtual Engagement Techniques

Please join us online from noon – 1 p.m. as Instructional Designer Brian Vigna of NC State’s Industry Expansion Solutions leads a discussion on virtual engagement techniques.  We will explore the meaning of virtual engagement as it pertains to your role at NC State and how its role in the academic world has evolved from the pre-pandemic… 

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Sep 28, 2023

How to use AI as part of Activities in your classroom

Join your Instructional Design focused colleagues from noon-1 p.m. on Oct. 11, as NC State’s Accessibility Coordinator Rebecca Sitton leads a discussion on how we, as practitioners, are using AI activities in our classrooms, the benefits we see in it, the disadvantages and more. Join us for this very timely discussion! You can participate online via… 

Jul 18, 2023

Accessibility Tip: Brickfield

Did you know you have access to a toolkit in Moodle that can future-proof your course content for accessibility issues? It is called Brickfield and it helps remediate content along with sending you a notification if one of your students requires accommodations. 

Jun 21, 2023

Accessibility Tip: WAVE Tool

Wish you had an automated tool to find accessibility and WCAG errors in your course content? The WAVE tool by WebAIM can help and is available at NC State. It offers a faster and easier way to find and correct errors allowing all students to access materials. 

May 19, 2023

Accessibility Tip: Grackle Docs

Grackle is an add-on that works within the Google Suite (Docs, Sheets and Slides). It provides an automated accessibility report and guides you through fixing many accessibility errors. Grackle also provides the ability to do things the Google Docs cannot do on its own, like save a Google Doc as a tagged PDF and define… 

Mar 26, 2023

Accessibility Tip: Course File Alternative Formats

NEW! Easily Access Alternative Formats for Course Files To help ensure equal access to files for all members of our diverse student population, NC State has acquired a license to SensusAccess, a “one-stop self-service, alternate media and document remediation service for educational institutions.” With this tool, students, faculty and staff can convert documents to a range… 

Feb 24, 2023

Accessibility Tip: Formatting Headings

Headings provide information about the organizational structure for screen readers and sighted users alike. Sighted users and screen readers both skim through a document looking for the relevant sections and properly formatted headings are what makes this possible. Making text bolder and larger is not the same thing as creating headers. Use the built-in headers,… 

Feb 6, 2023

Inside DELTA: 5 Questions with Britnique Hodge

IT Project Analyst Britnique Hodge has worked at DELTA for five years. A Raleigh native, Hodge attended NC State for both her undergraduate degrees in political science and sociology and her graduate degree in public administration. Now, Hodge utilizes her skills to work on ServiceNow, which is an IT Service Management platform used to organize and…