JISC Learning Analytics ‘summer upgrade’ for 2024/25

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The JISC LA platform has been redesigned to provide a more modern user interface and improved functionality and usability for attendance capture and monitoring. Many of these improvements have been the result of our staff feedback via surveys and enquiries which have been collated during the last two years.  Watch a video on the platform… Read more » about JISC Learning Analytics ‘summer upgrade’ for 2024/25

Showcase celebration of your practices in 23/24

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Be inspired this summer by the innovative teaching practices showcased on our FLIE Summer Reset site! We’ve interviewed some of the academic staff who Learning Technologists have collaborated with this year to produce some excellent pedagogic practice. Watch our series of short videos to find out how BU colleagues have explored new tools and approaches… Read more » about Showcase celebration of your practices in 23/24

Move to Jisc Online Surveys (JOS) v3 by 31 July 2024

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A final reminder that Jisc Online Surveys version two (v2) will be decommissioned on Wednesday 31 July 2024. It is important that you transition to Online Surveys version three (v3) to avoid any disruption in service and to take advantage of the enhanced features. Jisc will maintain support for existing v2 surveys until Wednesday 31… Read more » about Move to Jisc Online Surveys (JOS) v3 by 31 July 2024

Rethinking assessment in the era of GenAI – staff guidance

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The new curricular units for 2024/25 are now available on Brightspace to staff. (Students will have access to units for Semester 1/2/3 one week prior to the start of Semester 1, for the majority of programmes this will be Monday 9th September). Standardised Coursework brief template and updated Assessment module There is now a  standardised single… Read more » about Rethinking assessment in the era of GenAI – staff guidance

AI Literacy resources for BU staff – part 4

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‘Embrace generative AI in your teaching toolkit by staying curious, experimenting with new tools, and focusing on how these innovations can simplify tasks and enrich student learning experiences.’ – ChatGPT This is the final part in our series on sharing the resources from our AI Literacy training. We hope you have found these posts useful… Read more » about AI Literacy resources for BU staff – part 4

New curricular units on Brightspace for 2024/25 – Thu 4th July

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**UPDATE – We encountered some technical issues with the release of the units for 24/25 but this has now been resolved** The new curricular units for 2024/25 will be available on Brightspace to staff from Thursday 4th July. Students will have access to units for Semester 1/2/3 one week prior to the start of Semester… Read more » about New curricular units on Brightspace for 2024/25 – Thu 4th July

Call for Expressions of Interest: Chair of the TeachBU Panel

Call for Expressions of Interest: Chair of the TeachBU Panel for Advance HE Fellowships TeachBU is seeking an experienced and dedicated academic leader to serve as the Chair of the TeachBU Panel for Advance HE Fellowships. This is a prestigious role that offers the opportunity to contribute significantly to the advancement of teaching excellence and… Read more » about Call for Expressions of Interest: Chair of the TeachBU Panel

AI Literacy resources for BU staff – part 3

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‘Exploring the privacy, psychological, and ethical dimensions of generative AI tools in education is crucial to understanding their impact on student data security, mental well-being, and the moral responsibilities of educators in an increasingly digital world.’ – ChatGPT For week 3 of our series sharing the resources from our AI Literacy training, we’re taking a… Read more » about AI Literacy resources for BU staff – part 3

JISC Online Surveys (JOS) – Important Update reminder

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The latest version of JISC Online Surveys (JOS) version 3 was released in September 2023, as this upgrade is a significant re-design of the online survey tool it has been run in parallel with the previous JISC Online Surveys (JOS) version 2 to allow students and staff time to move to the new platform. With the… Read more » about JISC Online Surveys (JOS) – Important Update reminder