Posts By: Mike Mallia

Microsoft Bookings app drop-in session in FG04

Have you seen the new Microsoft Bookings app, or using it already and need help with customising appointments? FLIE are running a physical drop-in session on Tuesday 22nd November 2022 (12:30pm to 2:00pm), dedicated to enquiries around the Bookings app. Join us in FG04 to answer any questions you may have. Further help and guidance… Read more »

Fusion Learning Colloquium – 30th June 2022

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You are invited to share your work in the area of Fusion-based learning in the form of posters or abstracts to showcase innovation and excellence for student learning. All posters and abstracts will be included in a Colloquium proceedings with an ISBN. Your submission can reflect on themes relating to your approach to Fusion-based Learning including… Read more »

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 »

Utilising Turnitin Similarity Reports

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A typical submission via Brightspace’s assignment tool with Turnitin enabled will generate a Similarity Report.  Turnitin is a platform that allows for assignment feedback via a number of tools, as well as generating a Similarity Report for the submitted piece of work. The Similarity Report is a guide to help you understand the academic integrity… Read more »

Microsoft Bookings app drop-in sessions

Have you seen the new Microsoft Bookings app, or using it already and need help with customising appointments? FLIE are running two online drop-ins dedicated to enquiries around the Bookings app. Join us via Zoom as we run through the set up and answer any questions you may have. Thursday 11th November @1000hrs https://bournemouth-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/89925764065?pwd=aEhtV0VuRTZRbnpBL2E3OUtUTUpOZz09 Friday… Read more »

New Assignment Marking Experience in Brightspace

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On 27 August we are releasing an update to the assignment experience which brings several improvements to the tool, including a cleaner layout of the marking screen. This will apply for the the marking of large/multiple file submissions and for feedback on presentations, practicals and portfolios etc… There will be no changes to marking or… Read more »

Using Rubrics for effective marking and feedback

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What is a rubric?  Rubrics are used to evaluate an assignment or activity based on a predefined set of criteria. They help ensure that assignments are evaluated fairly and consistently.  Essentially, a rubric provides marking guidelines to use to evaluate a piece of student’s work​.  It can also further support learning by providing students with feedback and feedforward comments where improvements can been made.  Have you… Read more »

Apple’s AR plans include accurate handling of real and virtual objects

A new Apple patent describes a system of registering when a user is or is not touching a real object in a virtual space, and doing so with depth measurement from fingertips and calculated from camera angles. Future Augmented and Virtual Reality systems and updates to ARKit from Apple could display virtual objects alongside real ones, and… Read more »

Precision OS replaces cadavers for surgical spine training at the Global Spine Congress

An immersive medical education software company is applying its medical-grade virtual reality platform to train surgeons. Precision OS Technology will partner with the Global Spine Congress in Rio De Janeiro May 20-23 to co-host the first-ever cadaver-less training and education course for spine surgery. The focus of Precision OS is training and education geared for all levels of surgeons… Read more »