Monthly Archives: November 2020

Creative ways to use Padlet

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  Padlet works like an online sheet of paper onto which people add content including images, videos, documents, text or links to external resources.  Students and staff can then organise the content on the page and engage with it through comments and reactions (likes, votes, stars and grades). This means Padlet works particularly well for… Read more »

Zoom Cloud recordings update

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Since the launch of Zoom at BU, the platform has been integrated with Panopto which provides the ability to stream and share meeting recordings. This means that when a Zoom session is recorded it is stored on the Zoom Cloud and also automatically transferred to Panopto.  In order to manage the Zoom Cloud storage quota… Read more »

Using Rubrics for effective marking and feedback

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What is a rubric?  Rubrics are used to evaluate an assignment or activity based on a predefined set of criteria. They help ensure that assignments are evaluated fairly and consistently.  Essentially, a rubric provides marking guidelines to use to evaluate a piece of student’s work​.  It can also further support learning by providing students with feedback and feedforward comments where improvements can been made.  Have you… Read more »

Implications of Covid-19 on researcher development | Survey

Thank you to everyone who has already taken the time to participant in our online survey. It’s the final few days left to participate in our research project online survey exploring the implications of Covid-19 on researcher development if you haven’t already. Survey 1: For postgraduate researchers who have engaged in the Doctoral College: Researcher… Read more »

Programme Available | The 12th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference

The 12th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, Wednesday 2 December The conference programme for oral presentations is now available. Booking for the conference via Eventbrite is open, you can book to attend the full day or select specific sessions to fit around other commitments. All student and staff are invited so please spread the word and… Read more »

Responding to your MUSE feedback

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BU purposefully does not have a set structure for the MUSE ‘Responding to your Feedback’ page as there have been a range of excellent and different creative examples of responding to MUSE feedback and we want Unit Leaders to be able to continue their varying practices. Some Unit Leaders have created videos of their responses… Read more »

Helping students understand assessment and feedback

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How can you help your students to understand their assessment and feedback? The Assessment and Feedback toolkit provides lots of resources on some of the tools and strategies to align your assessment and feedback practices within BU policy. And now FLIE have produced this new ‘at-a-glance’ guide to support academic staff in implementing some of… Read more »

Brightspace online quizzes FAQs

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Are you thinking about using online quizzes for assessment? Using the Brightspace quiz tool can bring several benefits, such as reducing the administrative burden, reaching large cohorts, and providing some basic analytics around question and response statistics. Here we answer some of the frequently asked questions around online quizzes to help get you started. Creating… Read more »

Implications of Covid-19 on researcher development | Survey

As part of our case study exploring the achievements, challenges and opportunities of Covid-19 on researcher development we are recruiting participants to complete our online survey sharing their experiences during this time. Survey 1: For postgraduate researchers who have engaged in the Doctoral College: Researcher Development Programme over the past 12 months. You can read… Read more »

New look Brightspace staff resources area coming soon

The Brightspace Staff Resources area, available under the Help tab on Brightspace, is full of useful guidance to support staff in the development and delivery of their units. This area continues to grow in response to the acquisition of new tools to facilitate online learning and the sharing of good practice examples. In response to your… Read more »