Brightspace

Lunchtime ‘big screen’ drop-in sessions daily, 12 – 1, Staff Centre at Talbot

Following the launch of the new big screen in the Staff Centre at Talbot Campus this afternoon, we are pleased to announce and invite you to a daily programme of drop-in sessions between 12 and 1 from now until Easter. Come along and try out the new touch screen or talk TEL with CEL Learning… Read more »

How to book your Brightspace training

Brightspace Training can now be booked via dedicated intranet pages that will be updated with all future training session details. Academic and Support Staff are welcome to book the most appropriate training session depending on their role. Academic Staff Brightspace Foundation training is a well-tested set of steps about the practical application of Brightspace for… Read more »

Unlocking the power of data

The recent growth in data has been phenomenal.  It is estimated that there are 2.7 zettabytes¹ of data in existence today² and the amount is expected to grow exponentially to 180 zettabytes by 2025³.  As examples of this trend, ASDA/Walmart now handles more than 1 million customer transactions per hour and every minute that passes… Read more »

Faculty iVLE Sessions for Prep Activity

Faculty iVLE Sessions to discuss PREP activity Date Time Location Faculty 13th February 2018 3pm-5pm Talbot Campus FMC 6th March 2018 12pm-2pm Lansdowne Campus HSS 6th March 2018 2pm-4pm Lansdowne Campus FOM 1st May 2018 2pm-4pm Talbot Campus SciTech *Rooms to be confirmed: please check OD website **Colleagues can drop in to another session if… Read more »

Brightspace Drop-In Sessions

The Learning Technologists are continuing to host weekly drop in sessions to support staff with their Brightspace queries. The dates up until the end of the year are as follows: Talbot (DL115) Thu 23 Nov 14.00-16.00 Tue 28 Nov 14.00-16.00 Wed 06 Dec 14.00-16.00 Tue 12 Dec 10.00-12.00 Lansdowne (S117) Thu 23 Nov 14.00-16.00 Tue… Read more »

LLS Study Skills Workshop Programme

Library and Learning Support have developed a new Study Skills guide to enhance access to the extensive Study Skills Workshop Programme that we deliver to support students. Linking to existing study skills guidance in  myBU and Brightspace the guide makes choosing and booking a workshop even easier.  It will be particularly useful for Programme Leaders… Read more »

Come and learn about TEL with CEL

In two weeks time, the PG Dip unit in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL): Creativity in Design commences.  It is a great opportunity to develop your digital skills, learn more about technology in education and to hear the experiences of other colleagues at BU. The unit covers learning theories and TEL theories, social media, virtual and augmented… Read more »

Brightspace and Me

I have officially been using Brightspace for three weeks. And like a blind date, we’ve had our ups and downs. Upon first meeting, Brightspace and I weren’t really too attracted to each other. Brighty thought one way; I worked in another. But as we spent more time with each other and got to know each… Read more »

Brightspace Training Milestone

Brightspace Training Milestone Last week a milestone was reached with the completion of the 100th Brightspace session, 75 training sessions and 25 drop in sessions. This equates to over 400 hours of training and support that has been available to the BU community since May. All of this training and support has been provided by… Read more »