Monthly Archives: September 2020

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 »

TeachBU Mentor / TeachBU Assessor – Last Chance to Submit Your Expression of Interest…

This is just a quick reminder to those staff who have experience of being a TeachBU Mentor / TeachBU Assessor, and wish to continue in these roles, that the closing date for submitting your Expression of Interest is 12:00 (Noon) on Friday 11th September 2020. These roles will continue to be undertaken on a voluntary basis,… Read more »

Tools for engagement: Mentimeter and Padlet now available

Mentimeter and Padlet are two new platforms for the University which encourage engagement and support active learning in live teaching sessions and asynchronous activities. Mentimeter – An audience response system Mentimeter is an audience response system which allows you to pose questions during a live session and then display the answers back to your audience… Read more »

Key messages for the new academic year

As we draw closer to the start of the new academic year, with an increasing reliance on remote teaching, FLIE will be supporting colleagues with some timely key messages over the next few weeks. This week, we would like to start with a focus on your Brightspace units: Please ensure that you are working with the… Read more »