Monthly Archives: October 2020

TeachBU is Open Again – Apply for HEA Fellowship this Academic Year

As you may already be aware, our TeachBU programme has been accredited by Advance HE for the next 4-year period. I’m therefore delighted to confirm that applications for HEA Fellowship in the Associate Fellow, Fellow, and Senior Fellow categories are now invited from staff. Our web pages have been updated with new forms, guidance and… Read more »

Quick tips for Zoom and Panopto

Zoom and Panopto logos

As Semester 1 gets into full swing, we’re all getting more familiar with the tools available for teaching online and their functionality. Here are a few pointers to help you use these tools effectively for your online teaching delivery. Create a Panopto folder on your unit Thanks to the integration of Zoom with Brightspace, any… Read more »

Panopto Services scheduled downtime – Thursday 8 October 12:00am – 03:00am

On Thursday, 8 October Panopto services will be updated to improve performance and scalability. This update will occur from 12:00am to 3:00am BST and during this time Panopto services will be unavailable. This means that Panopto videos (including lecture recordings) in Brightspace, and also Panopto recording functionality will be temporarily unavailable during this time. We… Read more »

Workshops and Drop-ins reminder

FLIE workshops and daily drop-ins are still continuing, to help support staff in the development and delivery of their online and blended pedagogies. FLIE Digital Pedagogies Framework themes View the timetable and access the sessions from the Workshops and Drop-ins page of the Brightspace Staff Resources area. There’s no need to book, simply click on… Read more »

Call for Abstracts | The 12th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference

I am delighted to announce that the call for abstracts for The 12th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference is now 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 their journey at… Read more »

‘Writing better assignments in the post-Covid19 era’

Leading writers on the scholarship of teaching and learning, Professors Sally Brown and Kay Sambell have created a suite of work on assessment in a time of covid. You can access the collection here https://sally-brown.net/kay-sambell-and-sally-brown-covid-19-assessment-collection/ Their recent blogposts include content on compassionate assessment and on assessment design. I will be adding some of the content… Read more »