Distance Education and eLearning


Office of Distance Education and eLearning is here to help you with all of your online and web-enhanced course design and delivery needs. Here are just some of the services that we have available for UNCW faculty:

  • DEeL's Team of Experts

    Instructional Designers

    All of our instructional designers hold advanced degrees in instructional design and curriculum and instruction. They are all QM certified and focus on the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of high-quality online courses. Some of the items that we can help with are:

    • Professional development and training
    • Online and web-enhanced course design
    • Redesigning assessments and assignments
    • Tips  for online course delivery
    • Accessibility (ADA) and QM questions
    • Innovative instructional practices
    • What's new in higher education courses
    • Increasing student motivation
    • Humanizing online courses
    • Authentic assessments and applied learning
    • Evaluation of student work and instructor practices
    • Content delivery methods
    • and more!

    Instructional Technologist

    Our instructional technologist is here to help with your instructional technology needs. Some of the items that they can help you with are:

    • Echo 360 (cloud-based video streaming platform)
    • Voiceover PowerPoint options
    • Instruction creation for students on technology tools
    • Respondus (Exam Creation and Management Tool)
    • Closed captioning (Accessible Video Content)
    • Assistance with campus-supported instructional technology tools

    Video Technician

    Our award-winning video technician is here to help with your recording needs. Some of the items they can help you with are:

    • High-quality recording and lecture capture
    • Green screen capabilities
    • Mobile recording studio
    • Editing and producing finished products

    Our team is expanding to meet your instructional design needs! Please see our about page to learn more about the expertise of the DEeL team!

  • One-on-One Consultations

    Faculty members often want to update their courses to reach their student outcomes and can be unsure of what to use, how it works, or how they can use different instructional methods effectively in their teaching.

    Use the booking tool or email elearning@uncw.edu to schedule a one-on-one appointment for consultations regarding your specific courses.

  • Small-Group or Departmental Training

    DEeL offers small-group training sessions on a regular basis. These sessions offer training on various teaching strategies, apps, tools, and technologies that may be used to further instruction and research in the classroom.

    Do you have a few friends that want to learn something new or have a need as a department to have a discussion about course design, delivery, and more? Email elearning@uncw.edu to schedule a customized small group training session to fit your needs.

    Don't have time to come to us? We'll come to you! We also offer scheduled asynchronous, topic-specific professional development sessions online. This is a great way to learn about online course design and development, research-based best practices, and student perspectives in online learning. Check out our Faculty Development page to learn more about the upcoming sessions.

  • Course and Item Review

    Course Review

    Using the QM Rubric, instructional designers are available to evaluate online courses according to research-based standards. To schedule a course review, please fill out our online Course Evaluation Request form.

    Peer Review Rubric

    DEeL now offers a peer review rubric to assist chairs and department heads with peer reviews of online teaching practices. The goal of the Peer Online Teaching Observations Rubric is to provide the faculty with an opportunity to reflect upon teaching practices and provide supportive feedback to foster engaging and active learning experiences for students in their online courses. Feedback garnered from these observations aims to facilitate collegial and collaborative discussions allowing the instructor to contribute to their own growth as an asynchronous online course instructor.

    Syllabus Review

    An effective online syllabus has some different components from a face to face syllabus. You can have someone review your syllabus for your online course to make sure that it meets the needs of your online learners and clearly defines the expectations needed for an online syllabus. Email elearning@uncw.edu to have someone review your syllabus.

    Instructional Material Review

    Would you like some tips on how to enhance your instructional materials for your course? Perhaps you'd like to make something text-based more visual or convert something static into being interactive? Maybe you tend to get the same questions about assignment instructions? DEeL's talented instructional designers are available to review and help you meet your goals.

  • Closed Captioning

    As part of our commitment to providing accessible course material, Distance Education and eLearning is proud to help you with captioning your movie, video, and audio files. To have one or more videos from a course captioned, please complete the Captioning Services Request form.

  • Video and Editing Services

    The Office of Distance Education and eLearning (DEeL) video recording unit is happy to help you create high-quality instructional videos for your online and hybrid courses. In order to have the best experience possible, here are some general tips and guidelines to assist you in the process.

    Visit our Video and Editing Services page to book your shoot with our expert video technician.