Posts By: Tim Galling

Mahara ePortfolio scheduled maintenance – Wednesday 21 October 08:00am to 10:00am

On Wednesday, 21 October from 08:00am to 10:00am, the Mahara ePortfolio system (https://maharabu.bournemouth.ac.uk/) will be intermittently unavailable whilst essential maintenance takes place. During this time please avoid creating or editing any portfolio content on the system. If you experience any issues after 10:00am, log out of the system and log back in. If your problem… Read more »

Panopto Services scheduled downtime – Thursday 8 October 12:00am – 03:00am

On Thursday, 8 October Panopto services will be updated to improve performance and scalability. This update will occur from 12:00am to 3:00am BST and during this time Panopto services will be unavailable. This means that Panopto videos (including lecture recordings) in Brightspace, and also Panopto recording functionality will be temporarily unavailable during this time. We… Read more »

IT solutions for students to connect to a BU computer remotely

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IT Services has been working hard to deliver a number of digital solutions to support students in studying remotely. This includes various options for connecting to the university to use the applications and software available on BU computers – both for timetabled online sessions, and for self-study. If students need access to a BU computer or software… Read more »

Tools for engagement: Mentimeter and Padlet now available

Mentimeter and Padlet are two new platforms for the University which encourage engagement and support active learning in live teaching sessions and asynchronous activities. Mentimeter – An audience response system Mentimeter is an audience response system which allows you to pose questions during a live session and then display the answers back to your audience… Read more »

Guidance for live ‘synchronous’ delivery of teaching in 2020/21

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As we prepare for the new Academic Year, here is some guidance on the tools that you can use for live delivery of teaching. Zoom for online lectures and seminars As a result of staff feedback collated over the last few months, Zoom is now the recommended platform for delivery of live lecture and seminar… Read more »

Unit preparation and quicklinks in Brightspace

As a part of some of the improved features that have been applied to taught units in Brightspace, which include the new Updates widget and Unit overview widget, we have needed to remove the quicklinks widget to keep the unit homepages from becoming too busy. The quicklinks widget provided links and guidance for adding staff… Read more »

Tools for engagement: Mentimeter and Padlet

Engaging your audience is key to delivery of any kind of information and never more important than in learning and teaching. In a physical space we get a lot from our own intuition, this may be through eye contact or other subtle gestures. In an online space this can be more challenging. So putting subtleties… Read more »

New curricular units now available on Brightspace

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The new curricular units for 2020/21 are now available on Brightspace for staff. Students will access the 2020/21 units one week prior to the start of semester one, for the majority of programmes this will be 14 September. To help staff prepare for the coming academic year FLIE will be supporting Faculties with online sessions… Read more »