Monthly Archives: June 2020

Brightspace Lessons Tool – pilot review

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Overview Lessons is an alternative way for staff and students to experience the Content tool in Brightspace. It provides a simplified approach to organising and viewing content, including colour-coded navigation in the left-hand column where each section can be expanded independently. This helps students move between different content areas without losing their place. The Lessons… Read more »

Opportunity to shape the future development of the Brightspace assessment tools

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As part of the product development process at D2L, they regularly consult with clients to inform their product decisions. With enhancements to the assessment tools scheduled for the next wave of development, D2L are currently looking for staff who would be interested in participating in structured research sessions to help shape the platform going forward…. Read more »

Ten rules for supporting a temporary move to teaching and learning at a distance – messages from a recent journal paper.

Adjustments as a response to Covid-19 have required staff in Higher Education Institutions to deliver programmes on-line that were not originally designed to be delivered in this mode. Whilst blended learning approaches were becoming  more familiar, staff and learners have been required to adapt quickly to ways of teaching and learning that may be unfamiliar… Read more »

23 Things for Digital Knowledge

The University of Edinburgh has created an open access resource to develop digital knowledge. It could be useful for staff and for  students who wish to extend their digital skills. Anyone can engage with it by  simply dipping in and exploring the 23 topics in any order at any pace, or by following it as… Read more »

CEMP Workshop: Doing Education On Screen

Learning from Research Time: Jun 17, 2020 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM This online event led by the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) will share findings and best practice from research into learning in virtual spaces. It is open to all BU staff and will offer a supportive space for discussing how we… Read more »

New additions to the Research Skills Toolkit – Starring BU Academics

Research Skills Toolkit for PGRs Postgraduate researchers have access to a suite of online modules as part of the Research Skills Toolkit developed by Epigeum. I am please to announce we have now added an updated version of the Literature Review Programme, now named Undertaking a Literature Review and the BRAND NEW Principles of Research… Read more »

LT online drop in sessions running throughout June

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Further to our usual day-to-day support, Learning Technologists will be online at 11am every day in June. We’re here to help colleagues with any enquiries around the use of Brightspace and its tools. Simply click on the link in the table below between 11-11.30am to speak ‘face-to-face’ with an LT and we’ll do our best… Read more »

“Let’s lose the deficit language about online education” – Tansy Jessop’s latest WONKHE blog.

Tansy Jessop is an influential writer on teaching and learning, and currently PVC Education at the University of Bristol. I have met her on several occasions, and been influenced by her publications and her enthusiasm.  She can be relied on for a thoughtful, realistic and optimistic view of teaching and learning. In her WONKHE blog… Read more »

Blended and flipped learning: timely resources to support a move to a blended teaching and learning experience

Two experts in the sector, Prof Sally Brown and Prof Kay Sambell, have created some excellent resources to assist staff in moving to a blended mode of delivery.   These resources include ’50 tips for replacements for tie-constrained, invigilated, on-site exams’ and ‘Building bridges to the future: assessment which promotes learning post coronavirus’.   Both… Read more »