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Jisc Learning Analytics lunchtime drop-ins

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Following on from the recent training sessions, FLIE will be offering lunchtime drop-in sessions dedicated to the Jisc Learning Analytics system. The Learning Analytics pilot is in place for Semester 1 2022-23 for Level 0 and Level 4 programmes. So whether you want help with Attendance checkin, unit and student reporting, or just have a… Read more » about Jisc Learning Analytics lunchtime drop-ins

Digitally Enhanced Education Webinars

Digitally Enhanced Education webinars

The Digitally Enhanced Education community was set up by the University of Kent during the pandemic and now has over 4400 members. These free webinars are open to anyone with an interest in teaching. The next event in the series is on Wednesday 19th October 14.00-16.30 and will follow the theme ‘How Best to Engage… Read more » about Digitally Enhanced Education Webinars

Brightspace Online Training modules

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Are you a new member of staff who would like to learn about Brightspace and the principles and pedagogical thinking that guide learning and teaching at BU? or are you an existing member of staff who would like to know more about good practice with Brightspace? Have a look at the Brightspace Online Training modules… Read more » about Brightspace Online Training modules

October workshops from FLIE


Here’s a heads-up of some of the FLIE workshops coming this month. JISC Learning Analytics training The JISC Learning Analytics pilot is running this semester with staff who are teaching at Level 0 and Level 4, and Personal Tutors with allocated  students at levels 0 and 4. Join us online for part two of the… Read more » about October workshops from FLIE

Recommended microphones for lecture capture

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Teaching has started in earnest and staff and students are back in teaching spaces recording teaching delivery, so here’s a quick reminder of the recommended devices to select within Panopto when capturing lectures and seminars. Fusion Building and Poole Gateway Building Enhanced microphones have been installed in the Fusion Building seminar rooms and Poole Gateway… Read more » about Recommended microphones for lecture capture

Workshop – Using Awards in Brightspace

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Have you thought about using online awards in Brightspace? Are digital badges something you would like to trial with your students this academic year? Why use online badges or certificates in Brightspace? Online awards don’t contribute to formal grades but can be used to reward student achievements that encourage the work ethic you want to… Read more » about Workshop – Using Awards in Brightspace

Understanding captions with teaching recordings

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Captions are the text version of the audio of a recording. Specifically designed for those with hearing disabilities, they also bring a number of other benefits, such as: improving comprehension for non-native English speakers compensating for poor audio quality enabling viewing in a noisy environment providing a means to search the recording content. How do… Read more » about Understanding captions with teaching recordings

Mentimeter webinars – September 2022

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If you missed the recent webinars on Mentimeter, our online polling tool which can add an interactive element to your lectures and presentations, you can catch up on the recordings here. Mentimeter for Beginners – an introduction to getting started with the tool Mentimeter Advanced features – demonstrating some of the more advanced features of the… Read more » about Mentimeter webinars – September 2022

Integrating Climate and Ecological Crisis into teaching – new Brightspace unit

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BU’s goal is that all students are exposed to learning on the Climate and/or Ecological Crisis at each level of their programme. So this means at least one unit in each level should cover Climate and/or Ecological Crisis. We have prepared a space on Brightspace (presented as a unit) which includes resources which we hope… Read more » about Integrating Climate and Ecological Crisis into teaching – new Brightspace unit