Posts By: Tim Galling

Learning Analytics – helping you to support your students 

As we near the start of induction week we wanted to provide you with some guidance to share with your students on how they can prepare for the use of Study Goal, so they understand what is expected of them and how they access the system.   All Level 0 and Level 4 students have been made aware of the Learning… Read more »

Check your Programme area announcements

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Where announcements have been posted in Programme areas over the previous year with Release Conditions (normally for a specific level of study), unless an end date has been set on the announcement, announcements will get sent to new students when they are moved into the Programme areas Level groupings which happens at the start of… Read more »

Mahara scheduled maintenance – 13 September 2022

The Mahara ePortfolio system will be unavailable on 13 September 2022, 08:00 to 17:00 whilst essential maintenance is being completed. Please note that this date has been moved back from the previous planned date of 6 September. If you have any queries or concerns please contact the IT Service Desk. +44 (0)1202 965515 Freephone: 0808… Read more »

JISC Learning Analytics training

Following on from earlier messages and information about the BU Learning Analytics pilot we are pleased to confirm the implementation of the extended pilot.  All Level 0 and Level 4 programmes are in scope in Semester 1 2022-23 academic year, with the opportunity to use the following features:  Attendance capture – Checkin   Unit reporting  Student engagement reporting   Learning Analytics is intended to give students… Read more »

Retiring the Brightspace Chat tool

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The Chat tool is one of the older Brightspace tools and offers very basic chat functionality which has since been surpassed by other synchronous communication tools like Zoom and MS Teams. A specific flaw in the tool means that when you join a chat you cannot see any messages that have been raised previously so… 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 »