Monthly Archives: September 2020

IT solutions for students to connect to a BU computer remotely

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IT Services has been working hard to deliver a number of digital solutions to support students in studying remotely. This includes various options for connecting to the university to use the applications and software available on BU computers – both for timetabled online sessions, and for self-study. If students need access to a BU computer or software… Read more »

Which online delivery tool?

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How do you determine the best tool to use to support your online teaching? Don’t forget FLIE’s Guidance for remote delivery which was compiled to support staff in the use of Brightspace to better support students in their learning with the move to online delivery. The guidance includes information on tools that can be utilised… Read more »

Using the Padlet map tool

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Padlet is a popular tool to promote collaboration and engagement with students but did you know you can easily add maps to your Padlets? The maps format displays a map of the world on which you can pin posts containing any of the usual range of Padlet content, including text, files, images, weblinks or videos…. Read more »

Guidance for students on MS Teams

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MS Teams is a live meeting platform available to both staff and students at BU. You can use MS Teams to easily communicate with students and it works particularly well for 1:1 meetings and collaborative sessions using Office 365 tools such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint. The IT Learning Centre have produced a step-by-step guide… Read more »

Student guidance for Zoom teaching sessions

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Zoom is now our main platform for delivering live online teaching sessions. Students can find all the information they need about accessing their Zoom sessions under the Help tab on Brightspace. Selecting the link to ‘Lectures and seminars on Zoom‘ provides guidance on checking their online timetable, accessing their Zoom session from their Brightspace unit… Read more »

Launched: Researcher Development Programme 2020-21

I am delighted to share with you all that webinars as part of the 2020-21 Researcher Development Programme for Postgraduate Researchers are now available to book. You can read an overview of changes on the latest RDP announcement. If you are a PGR or Supervisor and unable to access the Researcher Development Programme on Brightspace,… Read more »

FLIE workshops this week

This week FLIE will be continuing their series of online workshops to support staff in the development and delivery of their online and blended pedagogies. These workshops focus on some specific TEL tools as well as general areas that support the themes of the FLIE Digital Pedagogies Framework. If you haven’t managed to attend any… Read more »

BU Certificate in Programme Leadership

I am delighted to inform you that the BU Certificate in Programme Leadership for 2020-21 launches next month.  This is a 20 credit Level 7 unit for those who are new, existing or aspiring Programme Leaders.  The aim of the unit is to offer experienced academics an opportunity to reflect on their skills as Programme… Read more »