Creating Content

In many ways, content is the big lift in a course. This section of the website focuses on the many forms that course content can take. Will you be using a traditional paper textbook, an interactive textbook or open education resources? Will you be using videos from a repository or create any of your own?


Tips and Best Practices

Applying Cognitive Load Theory to Multimedia in Your Class – This article incorporates the twelve principles of multimedia learning as a guide for developing effective instructional videos.

Best Practices and Tips for Shooting Smartphone Videos – Create great videos for your class using your smartphone.

Common Accessibility Issues in Online Courses, and How to Fix Them – An overview of the most common accessibility issues seen in online courses, with resources and steps for how to fix them for the most popular tools and formats.

Elevate your Content with Universal Design for Learning— This article addresses one of the UDL Guidelines from, the leading proponent of Universal Design for Learning. The guideline covered by this article is “Multiple Means of Representation.”

Closed Captioning Resources – An overview of the approaches and options for captioning your live classroom videos and pre-recorded lectures.

Copyright in the Classroom – Resources from the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center, which include copyright information, a fair use checklist and consultation availability.

Create Short, “Just Right” Videos for Your Course – Establish teaching presence in your online class by creating short videos.

Current Virtual Reality Best Practices for the Classroom – VR is being used increasingly in both face-to-face and online learning environments around the world. These best practices can help you better understand this burgeoning technology.

Tips for Creating Engaging Course Videos from a Reluctant YouTuber– This article walks you through steps from creating engaging videos to sharing videos, along with the tips that our faculty member has learned from using Zoom, Youtube, and PlayPosit. (This link will take you to a DELTA News article.)

Tips to Create Your Own Instructional Media From Home– Learn tips and techniques to develop videos of your own from our DELTA’s Assistant Director for Instructional Media Production. (This link will take you to a DELTA News article.)

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Create a Class Website with WolfWare WordPress – Build flexible websites to post course information, deliver instructional content, develop a blog for your class, and more.

Finding and Teaching with Digital Library Resources in MoodleVideo streaming, article databases, digital course reserves, and more are all available to you and your students via the NC State University Libraries. There are different strategies for finding resources that work for your classes and then integrating them into Moodle to provide easy access for you and your students.

Moodle Gamification User Guide – This user guide explains the core concept of gamification and how to use it for your course.

H5P Interactive Content in Moodle – H5P is a tool in Moodle that allows you to create dynamic, interactive activities in your course using the “Interactive Content” activity type.

Panopto Basics — Explore this all-inclusive video management platform for creating, hosting, and delivering video content to enhance your course and learning experience for your students. 

PlayPosit: Interactive Video – Make instructional video more interactive and engaging by asking questions and providing opportunities for students to interact with content and each other.

Using ChatGPT and AI for Efficient Teaching and Work— Generative AI tools like ChatGPT can simplify and enhance academic work by automating content creation, providing personalized feedback, writing course objectives, summarizing course content, providing lesson ideas, assisting with meeting preparation and documentation, starting a draft or presentation, and more.