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The benefits of lecture capture

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There are several benefits to recording teaching delivery, for both staff and students, and this has become more important with the challenges students face when predominantly accessing their teaching sessions from off-campus. The┬áDigital Pedagogies Framework supports the recording of teaching delivery including embedding recordings into Brightspace, renaming with clear titles and dates, contextualising with key… Read more »

Adding subtitles to live presentations

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Would you like to add subtitles to your live presentations as they happen? Students who rely on captions or subtitles can sometimes struggle to follow live presentations; both Zoom and Panopto produce transcripts of recordings, but these happen after the event. Now, using a feature built-in to PowerPoint called Microsoft Translator, it is possible caption… Read more »

Quick tips for Zoom and Panopto

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As Semester 1 gets into full swing, we’re all getting more familiar with the tools available for teaching online and their functionality. Here are a few pointers to help you use these tools effectively for your online teaching delivery. Create a Panopto folder on your unit Thanks to the integration of Zoom with Brightspace, any… Read more »

Workshops and Drop-ins reminder

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FLIE workshops and daily drop-ins are still continuing, to help support staff in the development and delivery of their online and blended pedagogies. FLIE Digital Pedagogies Framework themes View the timetable and access the sessions from the Workshops and Drop-ins page of the Brightspace Staff Resources area. There’s no need to book, simply click on… Read more »

Which online delivery tool?

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How do you determine the best tool to use to support your online teaching? Don’t forget FLIE’s Guidance for remote delivery which was compiled to support staff in the use of Brightspace to better support students in their learning with the move to online delivery. The guidance includes information on tools that can be utilised… Read more »

Using the Padlet map tool

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Padlet is a popular tool to promote collaboration and engagement with students but did you know you can easily add maps to your Padlets? The maps format displays a map of the world on which you can pin posts containing any of the usual range of Padlet content, including text, files, images, weblinks or videos…. Read more »

Guidance for students on MS Teams

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MS Teams is a live meeting platform available to both staff and students at BU. You can use MS Teams to easily communicate with students and it works particularly well for 1:1 meetings and collaborative sessions using Office 365 tools such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint. The IT Learning Centre have produced a step-by-step guide… Read more »

Student guidance for Zoom teaching sessions

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Zoom is now our main platform for delivering live online teaching sessions. Students can find all the information they need about accessing their Zoom sessions under the Help tab on Brightspace. Selecting the link to ‘Lectures and seminars on Zoom‘ provides guidance on checking their online timetable, accessing their Zoom session from their Brightspace unit… Read more »