Monthly Archives: April 2020

LT Drop in clinics wb 4th May

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The Learning Technologist team continue to be here to support staff with their enquiries in relation to Brightspace and online teaching. Please ‘drop in’ at any time during the hour to ask any questions you have in relation to pre-recording lecture materials, running seminars and lectures online, personalising communication, enhancing engagement and collaboration, assessment and… Read more »

Improving student engagement with Panopto Quizzes

Are you worried that students are not engaging with your Panopto presentations? Lets face it, no matter how interesting the subject, sitting in front of a screen for long periods can be rather tedious. So how about micro lectures? why not break that 50 minute or 2 hour presentation down into bite size chunks of… Read more »

Research Skills Toolkit for PGRs

PGRs, you have access to an extensive online Research Skills Toolkit covering topics such as: Becoming a Researcher Research Methods Disseminating your Research Beyond Research You will need to set up an account on the Epigeum system to access, steps to follow to access the courses can be found on the Researcher Development Programme –… Read more »

Doctoral Supervisors – Free UKCGE Webinar – Friday 1 May, 2pm

Effective Practices in Supervising Doctoral Candidates at a Distance Online— 2pm Friday 1st May 2020. As we continue working remotely, UKCGE thought you may appreciate the opportunity to hear from, and put your questions to, experienced research supervisors and an academic developer sharing effective practices in research supervision at a distance. To that end, they have set up a free-of-charge, 1-hour webinar taking place at 2pm on… Read more »

Brightspace tools for exam revision preparation

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As exam season approaches, here is a quick guide to some of the tools available on Brightspace that can facilitate revision by keeping those communication lines open and helping to build student understanding. The following topics are covered in this week’s online LT drop-in sessions. You can view a recording of today’s session online or… Read more »

LT Drop in clinics wb 27th April

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We are continuing with our Learning Technologist drop in clinics this week at the times shown below. This week we’re going to focus on how Brightspace tools can help with exam revision preparation, for example using virtual classrooms for interactive FAQ sessions, running online quizzes covering key topic revision, or utilising VideoNotes to personalise your… Read more »

What are Release Conditions and how can I use them?

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Release Conditions allow you to release content and activities in a sequential order or to create custom learning paths for your students through the materials and activities in your unit. For example, you could create a condition that requires students to view a content topic before they gained access to a quiz. A wide range… Read more »

Online learning@BU

Staff from various teams within the university have been collaborating to develop a new tab on ME@BU (available from the Brightspace Homepage) titled Online learning@BU. This new resource will support students with their remote learning activities. The tab, which was launched yesterday, is divided into key areas that specifically address this new way of working. It will give students the tools,… Read more »

LT team leader Tracey Webb joins the HSS ‘Debbie and John Tech chat’ session

If you are interested in: Virtual Classroom premium; student interaction, breakout rooms, attendance monitors, emoji feedback and snap polls === Today we swapped John for Tracey Webb, the Learning Technologist team leader in our ‘Virtual Classroom Tech chat’ session.  I started by asking Tracey to tell us a little bit about what the LTs  have… Read more »

Turnitin service unavailable on Thursday 30 April from 8:00am to 1:00pm

The Turnitin Feedback Studio and Originality Report service will be temporarily unavailable due to essential maintenance on Thursday 30 April from 8:00am to 1:00pm. During this time you will not be able to view and mark student papers in the Turnitin Feedback Studio or view Originality Reports. Submitted papers will still be available to view… Read more »