Monthly Archives: April 2022

Fusion Learning Colloquium – 30th June 2022

We are running our Fusion Learning event this summer in the form of a Colloquium and it includes speakers, poster presentations, panel discussions, demonstrations and more. The event offers engagement in current and emerging student learning and opportunities for education innovation and excellence at BU. Staff are invited to showcase their Fusion Learning practices in… Read more »

Education Enhancement Workshops – May


Registrations are open for the upcoming FLIE Education Enhancement Workshops. You can follow the links below to register your interest via Eventbrite: Blended and Flipped Classroom and DPF – 11th May (12:00 to 13:00) Co-creating teaching and learning (relational pedagogies) – 18th May (12:00 to 13:00) While you wait for these sessions you can access the… Read more »

SciTech Undergraduate Awarded Associate HEA Fellow

I’m delighted to confirm that the following student from SciTech has recently achieved Associate HEA Fellowship from Advance HE after applying through our accredited TeachBU programme: Associate Fellow: Jasmine McCain This is the first time that a BU undergraduate has gained fellowship in any category, and her application was based upon her work supporting teaching… Read more »

Large file submissions via Brightspace

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As we approach another busy assessment period, just a reminder that the recent issue which was preventing students from uploading large file submissions to Brightspace has been fixed. The issue was only affecting students who were required to submit large files (typically media files) that were over 1.2GB to Brightspace. The size limit (per file)… Read more »

Spotlight on the Assessment and Feedback Toolkit 8: Groupwork

Assessment and Feedback toolkit

The spotlight this week is on the Groupwork section of the Toolkit. Some advantages of using groupwork the development and enhancement of students’ social, interpersonal, intercultural and ‘networking’ skills; the opportunity for students to discuss and develop concepts as well as exchanging and agreeing ideas; the opportunity for a team of individuals to work… Read more »

Update to Intelligent Agents tool

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Intelligent Agents are a useful tool to track engagement on your unit and to send automated personalised communications to students. Next time you use Brightspace’s Intelligent Agents tool you’ll notice a couple of improvements following a recent update: New user interface The Intelligent Agents tool now has an improved layout which uses expanding/collapsing boxes to economise… Read more »

The Postgrad Awards 2022 | Nominations now open!

Help shine a spotlight on postgraduate talent with The Postgrad Awards 2022! Nominations close: Sunday 24 April Do you know a postgraduate student, supervisor or university staff member that has made an outstanding contribution to the world of postgraduate study? Nominations are currently open for the fourth year of The Postgrad Awards – a series of awards… Read more »

Spotlight on the Assessment & Feedback Toolkit: 7

Assessment and Feedback toolkit

This week’s spotlight is on Flipping Feedback, based on the work of  Dai Hounsell,  Visiting Professor. For many of our students, feedback often comes too late in the assessment cycle to be useful. Often assignments test what the student doesn’t know, or didn’t grasp, rather than supporting the fullest possible learning and understanding. If… Read more »

Spotlight on the Assessment and Feedback Toolkit : 6

Assessment and Feedback toolkit

The spotlight this week is on the Inclusive Assessment section of the Toolkit, identified on the home page of the toolkit by the image below, or accessed by clicking on this link.   Inclusivity is an important aspect of assessment design. In order to set fair assessment tasks we must take into account the… Read more »

New Mentimeter slide types

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Mentimeter have recently updated their slide library with some new slide types. When you next log into Mentimeter you’ll see them listed under ‘Type’ when you chose to add a new slide. Mentimeter works well when used synchronously with larger groups, either face-to-face in the classroom or in an online environment. The new question slides… Read more »