Brightspace analytic workshop resources

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If you missed our recent Faculty workshops on Monitoring engagement with Brightspace analytics, you can catch up with all the resources on the Workshops and Drop-ins page of the Brightspace Staff resources area. In the workshops, we demonstrated where you can find analytics reporting within your Brightspace unit and some of the benefits of utilising… Read more »

Student progress reporting for Academic Advisers

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From the Monday 30 November 2020, student progress reports will be available for Academic Advisers in Brightspace to help inform conversations with students on their academic progress and engagement in their studies. The reports cover a student’s usage and engagement in Brightspace for each unit they are enrolled in which includes useful indicators like logins… Read more »

Peer Reflection on Education Practice (PREP)

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The PREP (Peer Reflection on Education Practice) process involves identification of a theme as part of your departmental AMER and this can be any aspect of education enhancement such as assessment, feedback, student voice etc. Some may link the PREP theme to their reflection based on results of NSS, MUSE etc. The peer observation process is… Read more »

Creative ways to use Padlet

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  Padlet works like an online sheet of paper onto which people add content including images, videos, documents, text or links to external resources.  Students and staff can then organise the content on the page and engage with it through comments and reactions (likes, votes, stars and grades). This means Padlet works particularly well for… Read more »

Zoom Cloud recordings update

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Since the launch of Zoom at BU, the platform has been integrated with Panopto which provides the ability to stream and share meeting recordings. This means that when a Zoom session is recorded it is stored on the Zoom Cloud and also automatically transferred to Panopto.  In order to manage the Zoom Cloud storage quota… Read more »

Using Rubrics for effective marking and feedback

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What is a rubric?  Rubrics are used to evaluate an assignment or activity based on a predefined set of criteria. They help ensure that assignments are evaluated fairly and consistently.  Essentially, a rubric provides marking guidelines to use to evaluate a piece of student’s work​.  It can also further support learning by providing students with feedback and feedforward comments where improvements can been made.  Have you… Read more »

Implications of Covid-19 on researcher development | Survey

Thank you to everyone who has already taken the time to participant in our online survey. It’s the final few days left to participate in our research project online survey exploring the implications of Covid-19 on researcher development if you haven’t already. Survey 1: For postgraduate researchers who have engaged in the Doctoral College: Researcher… Read more »

Programme Available | The 12th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference

The 12th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, Wednesday 2 December The conference programme for oral presentations is now available. Booking for the conference via Eventbrite is open, you can book to attend the full day or select specific sessions to fit around other commitments. All student and staff are invited so please spread the word and… Read more »

Responding to your MUSE feedback

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BU purposefully does not have a set structure for the MUSE ‘Responding to your Feedback’ page as there have been a range of excellent and different creative examples of responding to MUSE feedback and we want Unit Leaders to be able to continue their varying practices. Some Unit Leaders have created videos of their responses… Read more »