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Resources For DE Faculty
DELTA provides a comprehensive resource for faculty preparing or teaching distance courses. This Web page provides quick access to:
- DE faculty handbook,
- course resources (e.g., rosters, exam proctors, copyright information), and
- technology resources (e.g., WolfWare, Moodle, Elluminate).
DELTA provides many Instructional Services to help faculty utilize online course tools and teach more effectively from a distance:
- Workshops and training options,
- Web page templates,
- Instructional House Calls, and
- more are available online, including many handouts that will be useful to faculty teaching distance courses: Dreamweaver, HTML, learning management systems, Viewlet Builder, etc.
To learn more about creating accessible Web pages and distance course materials, visit the resources provided by the university's Office of Information Technology (OIT), Disability Services for Students (DSS), and DELTA.
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Get help with course scheduling, faculty services and program questions?
You should contact Rebecca Swanson in the DELTA office at 515-9032 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
List footnote information in the front of the TRACS booklet.
Your department scheduling officer should have the forms. It is a good idea to list the location of the course, any special meetings, special requirements, your contact info, etc. This is the only information the on-campus student will know about your online course. It is a great marketing tool for your course!
Create Course Data Sheets for my course.
Course Data Sheets are information specific to each course, provided to potential students by DELTA. They can be viewed on the web or requested as a hard copy. They give details about course objectives, numbers of exams and papers, textbooks, and required course materials, and other details that prepare students for what to expect in the course. If you have questions about Course Data Sheets, please
Teach a DE course over the summer.
You can teach a traditional 6 week summer session in either Summer Session I or II. If your course is too long for the 6-week session, there is one 10 week session offered during the summer for Distance Education. You need to notify DELTA that you wish to offer your course during the summer. You can contact DELTA at (919) 515-9030.
Know what DE students receive when they register for a class.
Upon registration, each student receives a DE student information packet containing program guidelines, a DE student handbook, information on library services, a guide to accessing their Unity accounts, suggested computer configurations, and an NCSU Bookstores handout.
Request a place to put my course materials online.
Each semester you must request locker space for your course materials from DELTA. You need to do this well in advance as they are very busy before the semester begins.
Have on-campus students avoid the higher tuition of a DE course.
Courses that are offered through DE have a fee that is separate from the student's regular tuition. If you wish to allow on campus students in your course, you must also list your course in TRACS with an on campus section. This will allow the student to use the credit hours towards their total number of credit hours and tuition for the semester without the additional DE course fee. It will mean however, that you are teaching two sections of the same course.
View the class roster for my course.
Final rosters are prepared and sent after the last day of late registration, and include student's name, address, phone number and email information. Class rosters are also available on-line in MyPack Portal, accessible along with your on-campus sections throughout the registration period and until the semester ends.