Monthly Archives: October 2018

Become a streaming star at BU!

In August around 2 million viewers watched online as a boxing match between YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI at Manchester Arena was streamed live around the world.  I recently attended a Bournemouth wedding while the groom’s family watched on in rural France.  Next month at BU, our own graduation ceremonies will be streamed to… Read more »

Abstracts for the British Conference of Undergraduate Research – deadline 20th December

We are underway planning our own internal SURE programme, but please do encourage your students to think about this national call…. ============= Dear all We are now accepting submissions for abstracts for the British Conference of Undergraduate Research, to be held at the University of South Wales, 15-16 April 2019. BCUR is the largest conference… 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 »

Holographic Keynote BFX

Debbie Holley and I attended the keynote lecture at the BFX festival last week. Peter Truckel, Pro Debbie Holley, Stephen Pyne First of all WOW and I mean WOW! BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz presented the talk ‘Think like an artist’, he delivered an energetic and interesting talk about artists and the methods they use… Read more »

Brightspace start of semester staff support – 5/5

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 »

Join in! the Teaching and Learning Conversation (TLC) is on Tuesday 16th October at 12:00

the CEL logo

Dear Colleagues, Our next Teaching and Learning Conversation (TLC) is on Tuesday 16th October at 12:00 – 13:00 (60 minutes) with Matt Thorpe and Steven Williams, Technology Enhanced Learning Advisors, Manchester Metropolitan University. This month’s TLC is titled ‘How can I make my online delivery more engaging?’. This conversation will offer an opportunity for discussion… Read more »

VR Showcase at MacMillan Coffee Morning

Come enjoy a variety of cakes for MacMillan Coffee Morning Monday, 29th October, 10am-12pm in the Staff Centre on Talbot Campus. The event will showcase and demo the new VR Diabetes App, created in conjunction with BU School of Nursing and Daden Ltd. Using the Occulus Rift, and google cardboards, experience what it’s like to… Read more »

6C Solutions: Workshops to help with documentation

If you are in need of support to complete the documentation to implement 6C, please sign up for one of these workshops with Organisational Development: 6C Solutions: Implementing good practice in assessment and feedback. This two-hour workshop will support as assessment for learning approach to complete the 6C documentation. We have 2-hour slots available… Read more »

Applying for HEA Fellowship

An Introduction to Applying for HEA Fellowship If you’re not sure where to start, or have questions around applying then attending one of these introductory sessions will be of benefit to you. A number of sessions will be run throughout the year to help support you in the application process, with the first three dates… Read more »