Monthly Archives: October 2020

Getting started with Mentimeter

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Have you started using interactive presentations with Mentimeter yet? Mentimeter offer regular free webinars to help you get to know everything you need to start running your own Mentimeter presentations. You’ll learn the basic functions of Mentimeter including: How and when to use Mentimeter How to create and edit your own presentations How and when… Read more »

Final Week to Apply | Call for Abstracts – Annual Postgraduate Research Conference

There is just under one week remaining to submit your abstract for The 12th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference. With the option to present an oral presentation or have your poster displayed virtually to the wider BU community, these are both opportunities to showcase your research and enhance presentation skills whether you have just started on… Read more »

The benefits of lecture capture

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There are several benefits to recording teaching delivery, for both staff and students, and this has become more important with the challenges students face when predominantly accessing their teaching sessions from off-campus. The Digital Pedagogies Framework supports the recording of teaching delivery including embedding recordings into Brightspace, renaming with clear titles and dates, contextualising with key… Read more »

Reflections from an Assessment and Feedback festival: a two-part blog. Part 2

The keynote Lecture, entitled “Reflections on transforming assessment and feedback: complexity and collaboration” was presented by Bournemouth University academics Debbie Holley and Anne Quinney to the Medway universities’ Creative and inclusive Assessment and Feedback Festival September 2020.    Part 2: Reflections from Debbie Holley and Anne Quinney – keynote speakers This was a first for… Read more »

Reflections from an Assessment and Feedback festival: a two-part blog. Part 1.

The keynote Lecture, entitled “Reflections on transforming assessment and feedback: complexity and collaboration” was presented by Bournemouth University academics Debbie Holley and Anne Quinney to the Medway universities’ Creative and inclusive Assessment and Feedback Festival September 2020.   Medway Learning and Teaching festival is an annual event which has run since 2014. Because of the… Read more »

Adding subtitles to live presentations

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Would you like to add subtitles to your live presentations as they happen? Students who rely on captions or subtitles can sometimes struggle to follow live presentations; both Zoom and Panopto produce transcripts of recordings, but these happen after the event. Now, using a feature built-in to PowerPoint called Microsoft Translator, it is possible caption… Read more »

Call for Abstracts | The 12th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference

                  The call for abstracts for The 12th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference is still open. The Annual Postgraduate Research Conference is an opportunity for postgraduate researcher to showcase and promote their research to the BU community whether they have just started or are approaching the end of… Read more »

Racing Around Poole Harbour in a Sunseeker – 25 Years On

Sometimes in our professional lives, something triggers us to reflect on past events. Some of my colleagues may already know that from my PhD research, I invented the first commercially available intelligent ship autopilot. Back in the early 1990’s, this was an early application of using artificial intelligence in a commercial product. This October, it… Read more »

Mahara ePortfolio scheduled maintenance – Wednesday 21 October 08:00am to 10:00am

On Wednesday, 21 October from 08:00am to 10:00am, the Mahara ePortfolio system (https://maharabu.bournemouth.ac.uk/) will be intermittently unavailable whilst essential maintenance takes place. During this time please avoid creating or editing any portfolio content on the system. If you experience any issues after 10:00am, log out of the system and log back in. If your problem… Read more »