Monthly Archives: January 2021

Adding discipline/profession specific statements to the Generic Assessment Criteria.

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My last FLIE Blog post  explained principles underpinning the BU Generic Assessment Criteria. In this post I want to share an example of adding additional feedback comments which contextualise the expectations for a specific discipline or profession. Colleagues from the Law programme team in BUBS worked together, in consultation with FLIE,  to develop additional feedback… Read more »

Making full use of the BU Generic Assessment Criteria.

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The current form of the Generic Assessment Criteria (Academic Regulations Policies and Procedures 6f) is the outcome of a collaborative project led by the Centre for Excellence in Learning, the forerunner of FLIE, involving Faculty representatives, the BU Students Union, and Academic Quality, with scrutiny and input from committees, staff consultation events and final ratification… Read more »

LT online drop-ins this February

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Learning Technologists continue to be online at 11am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These sessions are run via Zoom and can be accessed via the Brightspace Staff Resources Workshops and Drop-in pages. Simply click on the link in the table on the day between 11-11.30am to join. Come and share your Brightspace and TEL-related enquiries…. Read more »

Rubrics for effective marking and feedback

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As we begin a new semester, it seems timely to think about some of the benefits of using rubrics for marking, and sharing rubric marking criteria and feedback with students. 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… Read more »

Mentimeter webinars reminder – 27th and 28th Jan

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Mentimeter will be running two interactive webinars this week aimed at both beginners and more advanced users of Mentimeter. Join us to find out how Mentimeter can help you to bring engagement and interactivity to your online teaching in 2021. Get Started with Mentimeter – Wed 27th Jan 10am-11am During this webinar you will get an introduction to Mentimeter… Read more »

Manage and encourage engagement with Intelligent Agents

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Intelligent Agents are one of Brightspace’s most powerful tools. They can be used to delve into unit analytics and enhance the student experience by providing immediate, personalised feedback by email. And emails can be configured to be sent from your personal email address rather than from ‘Brightspace’ (they are totally separate to notifications, so students… Read more »

QAA – Building a Taxonomy for Digital Learning

The QAA has issued guidance on “Building a Taxonomy for Digital Learning”. This guidance is designed to support academics to develop ways of talking about digital methods of delivery, to articulate what students can reasonably expect, and to assure that both quality, and standards, are maintained. The guidance can be accessed here if you are… Read more »

20+20+20… why not give it a try!

If you are finding that looking at the screen all day makes your eyes feel tired, then maybe you could try using the 20+20+20 rule, i.e. every 20 mins of screen time you look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Why not give it a try and see if it helps. Dr Martyn… Read more »

Facilitating teaching and learning online with Brightspace

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As we move into the next semester, here is a timely reminder of some of the digital tools at your disposal to facilitate your online teaching delivery. LEARNING DELIVERY Pre-recording lecture materials Panopto can be used from your office, or at home, to create recordings providing you with the opportunity to create more detailed content… Read more »