Monthly Archives: December 2020

TeachBU Update – Faculty Colleagues Achieving HEA Fellowship

Already during this academic year, I’m delighted to confirm that the following BU colleagues have been awarded HEA Fellowship via the TeachBU CPD route: Fellow: Catherine Gutmann Roberts – FST Orlanda Harvey – FMC Thomas Stoeckle – FMC Searchmore Muridzo – FMC Shovita Dhakal Adhikari – FHSS   Associate Fellow Chloe Casey – FHSS Shaqaieq… Read more »

Christmas Wishes from FLIE

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The FLIE team will be taking a well-earned break over Christmas but there are still lots of resources available to support you if you are looking at your planning for Semester 2. If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration, have a look at our Good Practice area. You’ll find good practice tips and examples on… Read more »

RDP sessions from January – June 2021 are now open for bookings

The eagle eyed amongst us would have noticed we have now added dates and booking links for a majority of RDP sessions taking place from January onwards. Not attended any researcher development sessions yet? See what your fellow PGRs are saying this year via our feedback survey. It’s never too late to start, you can use… Read more »

Sharing templates and themes in Mentimeter

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Did you know you can share Mentimeter templates and themes with your colleagues? You might have a presentation template that is used by several members of the teaching team across your department, or you may have created a theme that your colleagues would like to utilise. Mentimeter’s new Groups functionality means you can now create… Read more »

Mentimeter planned maintenance – Saturday 26th December 9:00am -10:30 am

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Mentimeter is undergoing planned maintenance on Saturday, December 26th from 09:00 – 10:30 am. It will not be possible to access www.mentimeter.com (to create and edit presentations) or www.menti.com (to access live presentations) during this time. Normal service will resume following the downtime. Apologies for any inconvenience.  

Badges and awards – why?

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Did you know that you can create and award badges in Brightspace?  There’s a badge for it, too. Some research shows that students like them, and that they can improve student engagement and motivation (Roy and Clarke 2019). Badges can work well in formative assessment, for participation and to some extent for achievement or institutional… Read more »

Brightspace Awards Case Study

Brightspace award badge

The Brightspace Awards tool follows the concept of gamification and provides a system by which a certain achievement, or collection of achievements, can be acknowledged and recognised by issuing a badge or certificate as a form of micro-credential accredited by the Department or issuing organisation. Badges and certificates can be automatically generated using release conditions,… Read more »