Posts By: Tim Galling

Brightspace Announcements now emailed to students by default

Brightspace has now been updated so that student notifications for Announcements are set by default to be sent by email. This means that students no longer need to customise their own notifications to receive announcements by email, and staff can be confident that when they post announcements, students will be alerted to these via Brightspace… Read more »

Guidance for conducting teaching and learning remotely using Brightspace

FLIE continues its service to enable a personalised and inclusive curriculum for students. This following guidance has been compiled to support staff in the use of Brightspace to better support their students in their learning where limitations are posed to our standard on-campus delivery. Conducting teaching and learning remotely using Brightspace Online resources Online guidance… Read more »

New Brightspace Feature Pilot – Activity Feed

As a part our ongoing evaluation of updates to Brightspace, for Semester 2, we will be piloting a new widget called ‘Activity Feed’ which replaces the current ‘Announcements’ tool on your unit Homepage. The Activity Feed allows linked content and activities to be more easily embedded in posts and brings a new approach to the… Read more »

New Brightspace Feature Pilot – Lessons

As a part our ongoing evaluation of updates to Brightspace we will be piloting a new feature called ‘Lessons’. Lessons brings a new look to the Content pages in Brightspace units for staff and students, this includes a simplified colour coded navigation to help users move between different content areas without losing their place. The… Read more »

Panopto video service upgrade – 25/06/16 8:00pm to 11:00pm

On Saturday June 25, the Panopto video service will be offline from 8:00pm to 11:00pm GMT whilst it is upgraded. The upgrade will remove reliance on the Silverlight browser plug in. This means that Panopto recordings can be edited online in any browser (rather than just Firefox). During the upgrade you will not be able… Read more »

#BbTLC2016: Authentic assessment with large cohorts

Dr Chris Moore of UWE recently presented at the Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference (2016) about his approaches to embedding authentic assessment into a unit delivered to a large cohort of students. The unit in question was a Level 4 Anatomy unit attended by over 200 students with delivery of 12 topics,  spread over 24 weeks involving lectures, practicals and tutorials. Assessment… Read more »