Posts By: Tim Galling

Enhanced microphones in the Fusion Building and Poole Gateway building

As a part of the Audio-Visual (AV) Project to enhance IT provision in teaching spaces we have recently upgraded the microphones in Fusion Building seminar rooms and Poole Gateway PC labs to improve the audio quality for recording and delivery of hybrid sessions. The focus of this work is to ensure the students have the… Read more »

Brightspace bug: Pasting text from MS Word

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We have recently discovered a bug in Brightspace which meant that when you pasted text into the Text Editor from MS Word it would try to launch a dialog box that would then fail and cause the page to freeze. The dialog box, which gave you the option to Remove or Keep Formatting, has now… Read more »

Introducing the BU Skills Development Programme

Employers are increasingly looking for graduates that are proficient in ‘softer’ transferable skills in addition to specialised knowledge from a degree to prepare them for today’s world of work. BU’s new Skills Development Programme is free and available to all current BU students. It provides a structured approach to career development and helps students build… Read more »

MUSE is on the way

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What is MUSE? The Mid-Unit Student Evaluation (MUSE) is a survey designed to encourage students to reflect on their progress to date and feed back on their learning experience, including views on any summative or formative feedback received during their current unit. This information enables tutors to incorporate any necessary enhancements moving forward, therefore adding… Read more »

Date availability settings now available for ‘Lessons’ content experiences

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When the Lessons Content Experiences were first introduced in 2019 they did not include the ability to release content and modules by date whilst this functionality has always been available within the Standard Content Experience. We’re pleased (relieved) to announce that the Lessons 1 ‘New content experience’ and Lessons 2 ‘New learner experience’ now have… Read more »

Bookable appointments with the Bookings app

The Microsoft Bookings app is part of the Office365 suite of applications and allows you to create bookable slots for your students (and colleagues). Booked appointments are added to your Outlook calendar (and the person’s who has booked) along with an optional link to a Teams meeting if you wish to have the appointment online…. Read more »

New curricular units and Brightspace updates

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The new curricular units for 2021/22 are available on Brightspace to staff from 12th July. Guidance for preparing units is available from the Brightspace Staff Resources pages and FLIE will be providing further online sessions in July, August and September to support Faculties. Unit Preparation Guidance Key dates 12 July – New curricular units for… Read more »

New guidance for the quiz tool now available

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We’ve recently updated our guidance for quizzes in the Brightspace Staff Resources area. Over the past year there has been a significant uptake in the use of this tool as well as several improvements to the platform so in response we have re-written the guidance for quizzes to cover common use cases and queries and… Read more »

MUSE is on the way

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What is MUSE? The Mid-Unit Student Evaluation (MUSE) is a survey designed to encourage students to reflect on their progress to date and feed back on their learning experience, including views on any summative or formative feedback received during their current unit. This information enables tutors to incorporate any necessary enhancements moving forward, therefore adding… Read more »