Brightspace

Getting to Know Alexa

Following on from my discussion of domestic virtual assistants, I wanted to know more about how they worked in practice. I already have the Google Mini home and it is currently quite limited. It is linked to the Google Home Assistant which is basically your Google account, so it should link to all your Google… Read more »

Brightspace Group Assignments and Collaboration.

Student group

Does you unit call for group work? If so, you probably know that you can create groups to help with student management. But did you know that in Brightspace, groups can be used for much more.   Group Assignments. Now Brightspace (large file) and Turnitin assignments can be set up for group submissions. Any member… Read more »

Brightspace start of semester staff support – 4/5

As we gear up for the new academic year, there are lots of support opportunities for staff learning about our wonderful new Brightspace VLE. All training information and the booking schedule is available here. There are three routes for help and support once you have completed your initial training. Self-help Browse the Brightspace staff resources… Read more »

Short courses for credit

the CEL logo

The Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) is offering a range of short courses on key drivers for educational enhancement and innovation. There is a fee for this course, however all BU accredited programmes of study are covered by the Staff Discount scheme. There are four different accredited units and these are available for 20… Read more »

Brightspace start of semester staff support – 3/5

As we gear up for the new academic year, there are lots of support opportunities for staff learning about our wonderful new Brightspace VLE. All training information and the booking schedule is available here. There are three routes for help and support once you have completed your initial training. Self-help Browse the Brightspace staff resources… Read more »

Windows 10 browser compatibility – Brightspace update

As you will no doubt be aware, there has been a programme of updates for BU teaching spaces where new hardware has been installed and PCs have been upgraded to Windows 10.  Find out which browsers are recommended for overall best compatibility with most websites, including Brightspace and other BU TEL systems.