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Relaunch of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice relaunches at the end of this month. The programme develops your skills as a critical and reflective Higher Education practitioner in any role which supports learning, and successful completion leads to nomination as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy for BU staff. The PGCert has been completely redesigned… Read more »

Brightspace units now live to students

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The new curricular units for 2021/22 are now available for students on Brightspace. Here is a quick reminder of the key dates: Key dates 13 September* – Students have access to units for Semester 1/2/3 (one week prior to the start of Semester 1). 20 September – Induction / Welcome week – Start of semester 1…. Read more »

Reminder – upcoming Faculty sessions

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The revised Digital Pedagogies Framework is now available to support staff in the development and delivery of their units for the new academic year, and FLIE will be running Faculty sessions again next week to introduce the newly updated framework. Why should I attend? As well as highlighting some of the changes that have been… Read more »

Workshops and drop-ins for September

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The following workshops will be running this September to support staff with preparing their teaching for the next semester. You can join us face-to-face in FG04 or online via Zoom. (Please note there are no computer facilities in the room so you might want to bring your own device if joining in the room). Online… Read more »

Updated Brightspace Staff Resources area – Aug 2021

Updated Brightspace Staff Resources area

The Brightspace Staff Resources area is being updated with a new look and feel to help make it quicker and easier for you to find the help and guidance you need, when you need it. What’s new? The online guidance has been rearranged into three different categories: A-Z by tool Guidance by Theme (reflecting the… Read more »

Collaborating on Mentimeter presentations

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Mentimeter have introduced a new feature which means you can now collaborate on your Mentimeter presentations. Use this feature to: Work simultaneously with colleagues to create and edit Mentimeter content Present Mentimeter slides produced by other colleagues How does it work? Once you have set up the beginnings of your presentation, click on Share >… Read more »

Unit Preparation Basics – workshop and resources

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The last of our Unit Preparation Basics workshops is running on Wednesday 25th August at 11:00-11.30.  Join us for an introduction, or a refresher, on preparing your Brightspace unit for teaching next semester. A Learning Technologist will talk through some of the common tasks, such as adding staff to units, the different content experiences available… Read more »

How to momentarily hide your Mentimeter slides

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One of Mentimeter’s lesser known features is the ability to temporarily hide your presentation slides. It’s natural to start reading the content of a slide as soon as it appears on the screen, but maybe you would rather your students focused on what you’re saying before considering their response to the next question. You can… Read more »

Live captioning with Zoom

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Zoom now has the functionality to provide live captions during a session. There are many reasons that students might want to use this feature; where English is not their first language, where students are situated in a noisy environment, or to help students who may require additional learning support. You can use this feature to… Read more »