PGRs | Library & Learning Support

Message from Tim Calvert (Doctoral College Librarian Contact & Faculty of Health & Social Sciences Librarian) ——————————– I hope you are finding everything you need from the library, and know where to go for any extra support or guidance in your research. We just wanted to draw your attention to some of the help offered… Read more »

Communication, communication and more communication

For many of us the recent shift to online learning is new and sudden! So there’s a lot to take in quite quickly and whilst many staff are making a much smoother transition than they thought possible, some hints and tips on teaching and engaging students online may still be helpful. Some key messages from… Read more »

LT Drop in clinics this week

The week beginning Monday 30th March the Learning Technologists will be running further online drop-in clinics each day. This week we’re going to focus on providing advice and support around using Panopto, whether that be for running a live webcast or pre-recording sessions. No need to book, just turn up at a time that suits… Read more »

Moving exams on-line – some principles

Transforming how university exams are designed, managed and completed is far from straightforward. Without careful preparation and piloting, there are challenges in relation to fairness (a reasonable test of what students are expected to have learnt), fitness-for-purpose (the task reflects the intended learning outcomes and enables learners to meet the appropriate academic standard), equity of… Read more »

LT Drop-in clinics

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week your Faculty LT will be running online drop-in clinics. Run through Brightspace, we’re here to provide advice and support around moving teaching online with a focus this week on using the Virtual Classroom tool. We’ll be covering a range of topics in further sessions. No need to book, just turn up at a time… Read more »

PGRs | Researcher Development Programme Online Resources

Online Resources The Researcher Development Programme continues to provide an extensive range of online content which now more than ever may be helpful to you. These can be accessed 24/7 from the comfort of your own home. Don’t forget to keep a record of your ongoing development on the new training needs analysis template. I am working with… Read more »

Running a successful virtual classroom

One of Brightspace’s main tools for meeting virtually with smaller groups of students online is the Virtual Classroom. It’s quick and simple to set up in your unit and is an effective way to engage with groups of 50 or less. As you start planning your session, here are some things to consider to ensure… Read more »

Virtual Classroom and webcast guidance for students

Thanks for your feedback, we’ve made some improvements to the student Help page in Brightspace so that it now includes guidance for joining Panopto Live Webcasts, Virtual Classroom and Discussion Boards. You can direct students to this page for guidance as follows: Help –> Brightspace Help Or, include the following link in your announcements and/or… Read more »

Brightspace Announcements now emailed to students by default

Brightspace has now been updated so that student notifications for Announcements are set by default to be sent by email. This means that students no longer need to customise their own notifications to receive announcements by email, and staff can be confident that when they post announcements, students will be alerted to these via Brightspace… Read more »