Posts By: Tim Galling

Student progress reporting for Academic Advisers

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From the Monday 30 November 2020, student progress reports will be available for Academic Advisers in Brightspace to help inform conversations with students on their academic progress and engagement in their studies. The reports cover a student’s usage and engagement in Brightspace for each unit they are enrolled in which includes useful indicators like logins… Read more »

Zoom Cloud recordings update

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Since the launch of Zoom at BU, the platform has been integrated with Panopto which provides the ability to stream and share meeting recordings. This means that when a Zoom session is recorded it is stored on the Zoom Cloud and also automatically transferred to Panopto.  In order to manage the Zoom Cloud storage quota… Read more »

Responding to your MUSE feedback

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BU purposefully does not have a set structure for the MUSE ‘Responding to your Feedback’ page as there have been a range of excellent and different creative examples of responding to MUSE feedback and we want Unit Leaders to be able to continue their varying practices. Some Unit Leaders have created videos of their responses… 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 »

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 »