Posts By: Ben Goldsmith

Presenting with PowerPoint notes in teaching spaces

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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 »

What’s New for 2021

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Welcome to Semester 1, 2021! As you start working with Brightspace again, you may notice some new features and changes to the look and feel of our virtual learning environment.  Some of the resources and guidance pages have been redesigned to make it easier to find the advice or information that you are looking for. … Read more »

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 »