Posts By: Tim Galling

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

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 »

Opportunity to shape the future development of the Brightspace assessment tools

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As part of the product development process at D2L, they regularly consult with clients to inform their product decisions. With enhancements to the assessment tools scheduled for the next wave of development, D2L are currently looking for staff who would be interested in participating in structured research sessions to help shape the platform going forward…. Read more »

CEMP Workshop: Doing Education On Screen

Learning from Research Time: Jun 17, 2020 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM This online event led by the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) will share findings and best practice from research into learning in virtual spaces. It is open to all BU staff and will offer a supportive space for discussing how we… Read more »

Online learning@BU

Staff from various teams within the university have been collaborating to develop a new tab on ME@BU (available from the Brightspace Homepage) titled Online learning@BU. This new resource will support students with their remote learning activities. The tab, which was launched yesterday, is divided into key areas that specifically address this new way of working. It will give students the tools,… Read more »