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Gaining an overview of student attendance on the Jisc LA platform

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Now that we are a couple of weeks into the semester, you will start to see the attendance capture data building on the Jisc Learning Analytics system. You might find it useful to get an overview of how students on units you are teaching are engaging across their other units this semester. Student Attendance report… Read more » about Gaining an overview of student attendance on the Jisc LA platform

Inclusivity Fundamentals workshop – 3-4pm Wed 18th Oct

These sessions from FLIE provide an introductory exploration of key theories related to the creation of an equitable and inclusive curriculum, supplemented with practical examples. They will underscore the importance of fostering staff competence to enhance their confidence in employing inclusive teaching strategies. Additionally, the sessions will look into the significance of collaborative efforts with… Read more » about Inclusivity Fundamentals workshop – 3-4pm Wed 18th Oct

Getting the most out of Turnitin Feedback Studio – webinar Nov 2nd 3pm

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Turnitin are running a series of live workshops to support users using their products and to provide insights and guidance for best practices. The sessions are run to help staff use the tools effectively and find answers to any questions. Getting the most out of Turnitin Feedback Studio Turnitin is an assignment feedback platform which… Read more » about Getting the most out of Turnitin Feedback Studio – webinar Nov 2nd 3pm

The Superpower of play – Lego World Play Day 12th Oct

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LEGO® World Play Day 2023 will take place on Thursday October 12th. The annual event celebrates LEGO! This year’s theme is the Superpower of Play. Here at BU we love LEGO so come and celebrate the superpower of play at the Centre for Fusion Learning Innovation and Excellence in DG68: 10.00 – What is Lego… Read more » about The Superpower of play – Lego World Play Day 12th Oct

Generative AI workshops Wed 11th October

The integration of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents an opportunity for academic staff to embrace emerging technologies in the educational landscape. FLIE are running a series of training sessions aimed at equipping educators with the knowledge and skills to effectively integrate generative AI into university education. Sign up via Eventbrite or join online on the… Read more » about Generative AI workshops Wed 11th October

Upcoming FLIE workshops on Inclusivity

These staff sessions will provide an introductory exploration of key theories related to the creation of an equitable and inclusive curriculum, supplemented with practical examples. The sessions will underscore the importance of fostering staff competence to enhance their confidence in employing inclusive teaching strategies. Additionally, the sessions will look into the significance of collaborative efforts… Read more » about Upcoming FLIE workshops on Inclusivity

Upcoming FLIE workshops – Generative AI and education practice

The integration of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents an opportunity for academic staff to embrace emerging technologies in the educational landscape. This series of training sessions is aimed at equipping educators with the knowledge and skills to effectively integrate generative AI into university education. Sign up via the Eventbrite links below or join online on… Read more » about Upcoming FLIE workshops – Generative AI and education practice

Attendance capture support and guidance

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Attendance capture is a key priority this academic year so we wanted to remind you of the resources available to support you if you haven’t used the Jisc Learning Analytics platform to capture attendance before, or just need a quick refresher on how to capture attendance in your teaching sessions. How does it work? Attendance… Read more » about Attendance capture support and guidance

Stay up to date with the Pulse app

Have you noticed the new link on the Brightspace homepage encouraging students to stay up to date with the Pulse app? Brightspace provides alerts for unit activity (such as announcements, assignment deadlines etc) via the bell icon at the top right of the screen. But if students would like to receive direct notifications of Brightspace… Read more » about Stay up to date with the Pulse app

Brightspace changes and support for AY 23/24

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Welcome back to a new academic year! Students will have access to units for Semester 1/2/3 one week prior to the start of Semester 1, and for the majority of programmes that will be this week (w/c 11th September). Key changes Here is a summary of some of the key changes you’ll find on Brightspace… Read more » about Brightspace changes and support for AY 23/24