Posts By: Hayley Sarian

Brightspace units are now live for BU staff!

Brightspace units are live at BU! This significant event is the first in a series of steps in the run up to the Brightspace launch at the start of the new academic year in September 2017. For all staff using Brightspace this year, the switching on of Brightspace units means that they can now be… Read more »

Worldwide changes in Turnitin: how will it affect you?

For its 15,000 partner institutions and 30 million students worldwide, Turnitin is changing both how it looks and how it integrates with other systems.  The new version of the interface, called “Turnitin Feedback Studio”, offers all the functionalities of Turnitin GradeMark and Originality Reports, but with a simplified, more intuitive interface. This change will present… Read more »

Building Brightspace: an update from behind-the-scenes

Photo (L-R): Neil Bottomley (Principal .NET Developer, IT Services) and Tom Ormerod (IT Project Manager, Vision4Learning) Preparation for the September 2017 launch of BU’s new virtual learning environment, Brightspace, continues to steam ahead from both a technical and training perspective. Over 350 academic and administrative staff have now received Brightspace training, with further sessions for… Read more »

Brightspace shines a light on BU

Bournemouth University’s reputation as a centre of educational excellence and its integrated use of new learning technologies have been recently highlighted in media headlines, as news of BU’s adoption of Brightspace spreads in publications both at home and abroad. Online magazines such as the UK’s authoritative source for industry topics, Silicon, and publications as far-reaching… Read more »

Vision4Learning: sharing the vision

Picture: the IT Service Desk team The Vision4Learning (V4L) project team were welcomed by BU’s IT Service Desk last week, as part of an ongoing programme of communications aimed at keeping BU up-to-date with the latest project activity. The meeting with the IT Service Desk was just one of a series of presentations by V4L… Read more »

BU’s Vision4Learning project and the ‘magic-weaving business’

Photograph (L-R): Sir John Jones and Professor Debbie Holley (Head of CEL) Last week the fourth annual Service Excellence conference was held at BU. Attended by both professional service and academic staff, the conference offered a variety of workshops and visiting speakers to explore themes of kindness in the workplace and going the extra mile… Read more »

VLE Implementation Phase One: full list of programmes now available

Following the announcement of BU’s plan to implement its new Brightspace virtual learning environment, a detailed list of all participating programmes can now be found on the Vision4Learning (V4L) Sharepoint site. Almost half of BU’s programmes will lead this exciting transition, which will be in place by the start of the new academic year in… Read more »