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Using Breakout Rooms in Zoom

Some types of active learning are far more effective and manageable in small groups: discussion, collaboration and problem-solving are just a few examples. Active learning...

Helping Students Get Started in an Online Class

First impressions make a big difference in the online classroom. How can you ensure that your online learners feel welcome in the class and that...

Leveraging Zoom Tools to Facilitate Engagement

What tools in Zoom promote active learning and help keep your students engaged during your synchronous classes? How do you use them? In this workshop,...

Step-by-Step Online Course Creation Guide

This guide covers basic steps for creating an online course at NC State. The resources will help you incorporate some best practices and instructional design...

Exam Best Practices

Unmonitored Assessments If possible, use alternative authentic assessments to assess your students in an unmonitored setting rather than using an exam. If your exams are...

Rubric Best Practices, Examples, and Templates

Instructors have many tasks to perform during the semester, including grading assignments and assessments. Feedback on performance is a critical factor in helping students improve...

Best Practices for Group Work Evaluation

NC State students report that one of the ways faculty could improve online courses is through building in more student-to-student activities (DELTA, 2015). Benefits of...

Large Course Redesign Best Practices

Course Redesign (CR) involves the redesigning of whole courses to achieve better learning outcomes and accommodate enrollment growth. CR is much more extensive than simply...

How To Choose and Assess a Learning Tool

By following an online training design template, trainers can ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness for their modules. In the academic environment, the collaborative development of...

Group Work in Google Apps

NC State students report that one of the ways faculty could improve online courses is through building in more student-student activities (DELTA, 2015). While group...