Monthly Archives: September 2022

Recommended microphones for lecture capture

Enhanced microphone listed in panopto

Teaching has started in earnest and staff and students are back in teaching spaces recording teaching delivery, so here’s a quick reminder of the recommended devices to select within Panopto when capturing lectures and seminars. Fusion Building and Poole Gateway Building Enhanced microphones have been installed in the Fusion Building seminar rooms and Poole Gateway… Read more »

What’s new for ’22?


It’s the start of a new academic year and the FLIE team have been busy beavering away over the summer. Here are a few updates we would like to share with you. Updated Digital Pedagogies Framework Now in its third iteration, the Digital Pedagogies Framework continues to evolve to meet the learning and teaching requirements… Read more »

Workshop – Using Awards in Brightspace

Brightspace online award of two hands shaking

Have you thought about using online awards in Brightspace? Are digital badges something you would like to trial with your students this academic year? Why use online badges or certificates in Brightspace? Online awards don’t contribute to formal grades but can be used to reward student achievements that encourage the work ethic you want to… Read more »

Understanding captions with teaching recordings

Captions are the text version of the audio of a recording. Specifically designed for those with hearing disabilities, they also bring a number of other benefits, such as: improving comprehension for non-native English speakers compensating for poor audio quality enabling viewing in a noisy environment providing a means to search the recording content. How do… Read more »

Mentimeter webinars – September 2022

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If you missed the recent webinars on Mentimeter, our online polling tool which can add an interactive element to your lectures and presentations, you can catch up on the recordings here. Mentimeter for Beginners – an introduction to getting started with the tool Mentimeter Advanced features – demonstrating some of the more advanced features of the… Read more »

Learning Analytics – helping you to support your students 

As we near the start of induction week we wanted to provide you with some guidance to share with your students on how they can prepare for the use of Study Goal, so they understand what is expected of them and how they access the system.   All Level 0 and Level 4 students have been made aware of the Learning… Read more »

Integrating Climate and Ecological Crisis into teaching – new Brightspace unit

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BU’s goal is that all students are exposed to learning on the Climate and/or Ecological Crisis at each level of their programme. So this means at least one unit in each level should cover Climate and/or Ecological Crisis. We have prepared a space on Brightspace (presented as a unit) which includes resources which we hope… Read more »

Hybrid events with the Meeting Owl 360

Meeting Owl 360

The Meeting Owl 360 is an easy-to-use, plug in and play device for use in a hybrid teaching or meeting environment. It’s a 360-degree camera, microphone and speaker all-in-one.  The Owl will capture all the people in the room on video and on microphone, wherever they are in the room. It will automatically zoom in… Read more »

Mentimeter webinar – Thursday 15th September

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Mentimeter will be delivering a second webinar on Thursday 15th September 13.00-14.00 just for BU, demonstrating some of the more advanced features of the tool with lots of ideas for how Mentimeter can be used in your teaching. These sessions are always very interactive and fun so do come along and learn about some of… Read more »