Monthly Archives: July 2020

Unit preparation and quicklinks in Brightspace

As a part of some of the improved features that have been applied to taught units in Brightspace, which include the new Updates widget and Unit overview widget, we have needed to remove the quicklinks widget to keep the unit homepages from becoming too busy. The quicklinks widget provided links and guidance for adding staff… Read more »

LT online drop ins during August

Coffee cup and computer

Further to our usual day-to-day support, Learning Technologists will continue to be online at 11am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in August. These sessions will be run via Zoom so make sure you are accessing via your Bournemouth University Zoom account. (Contact IT Services directly if you there are any issues with your Zoom account). Simply… Read more »

Tools for engagement: Mentimeter and Padlet

Engaging your audience is key to delivery of any kind of information and never more important than in learning and teaching. In a physical space we get a lot from our own intuition, this may be through eye contact or other subtle gestures. In an online space this can be more challenging. So putting subtleties… Read more »

New curricular units now available on Brightspace

Brightspace logo

The new curricular units for 2020/21 are now available on Brightspace for staff. Students will access the 2020/21 units one week prior to the start of semester one, for the majority of programmes this will be 14 September. To help staff prepare for the coming academic year FLIE will be supporting Faculties with online sessions… Read more »

The (virtual) 18th Academic Practice and Technology Conference (#aptconf)

The (virtual) 18th Academic Practice and Technology Conference (#aptconf) 12 presentation rooms, two keynotes and an amazing ‘high fidelity’ site for networking – well done to UCLs Simon Walker and Sandra Lusk leading the way with the virtual MSTeams conference. The team used MSLive Events for the keynotes, and Dr Gideon Shimison launched the event with his keynote ‘The Brave New University’ reflecting on what has really changed since the 1950s model of learning depicted in the cartoon…. Read more »