Monthly Archives: October 2022

This Halloween FLIE is getting hands on with Virtual Reality!

VR Headset with jack Skeleton decal

Did you know Oculus Quest headsets have harnessed the technology to track hand movements? https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/3793077684043441/?locale=en_GB This allows the user to control certain functionality when immersed into the virtual world without the use of physical hand controllers. Cameras embedded into the perimeter of the Oculus rift headsets track individual hand movements to correspond with the onscreen… Read more »

Using Awards in Brightspace – session resources

Brightspace online award of two hands shaking

If you missed our recent workshop on Using Awards in Brightspace you can catch up on the slides and a recording of the session in the Workshops and Drop-ins page of the Brightspace Staff Resources area. The session looked at some of the ways you can utilise online awards on your Brightspace units and demonstrates… Read more »

Presenting with PowerPoint notes in teaching spaces

Microsoft PowerPoint logo

Do you use PowerPoint to present in lecture theatres or seminar rooms? Did you know that you can ‘Extend screen’ (on a PC) or ‘Extend display’ (on a Mac) to access the Presenter View?  The Presenter View is an extended display with a range of additional tools and features. Using the ‘Extend screen’ option turns the… Read more »

TeachBU Update – BU Colleagues Achieving HEA Fellowship

I’m delighted to confirm that the following BU colleagues have recently achieved HEA Fellowship from Advance HE after applying through TeachBU: Fellow: Andrew Watt Senior Fellow: Louise Oliver & Tuan Vu Congratulations!!! Dr Martyn Polkinghorne – Associate Professor Chair of the TeachBU Assessment Panel for HEA Applications

National Teaching Fellow Scheme webinars

National Teaching Fellow Scheme logo

Nominations for the National Teaching Fellow Scheme (NTFS) for 2023 are now open and a national webinar is offered if ‘Thinking about your NTFS application’ by Advance HE next month. BU is a member of Advance HE UK and the webinars are free to BU staff. As in previous year, Prof. Debbie Holley and Ass…. Read more »

Jisc Learning Analytics lunchtime drop-ins

Following on from the recent training sessions, FLIE will be offering lunchtime drop-in sessions dedicated to the Jisc Learning Analytics system. The Learning Analytics pilot is in place for Semester 1 2022-23 for Level 0 and Level 4 programmes. So whether you want help with Attendance checkin, unit and student reporting, or just have a… Read more »

Digitally Enhanced Education Webinars

Digitally Enhanced Education webinars

The Digitally Enhanced Education community was set up by the University of Kent during the pandemic and now has over 4400 members. These free webinars are open to anyone with an interest in teaching. The next event in the series is on Wednesday 19th October 14.00-16.30 and will follow the theme ‘How Best to Engage… Read more »

Brightspace Online Training modules

Brightspace Online Training link screen

Are you a new member of staff who would like to learn about Brightspace and the principles and pedagogical thinking that guide learning and teaching at BU? or are you an existing member of staff who would like to know more about good practice with Brightspace? Have a look at the Brightspace Online Training modules… Read more »