Blended learning

Responding to your MUSE feedback

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BU purposefully does not have a set structure for the MUSE ‘Responding to your Feedback’ page as there have been a range of excellent and different creative examples of responding to MUSE feedback and we want Unit Leaders to be able to continue their varying practices. Some Unit Leaders have created videos of their responses… Read more »

Panopto Services scheduled downtime – Thursday 8 October 12:00am – 03:00am

On Thursday, 8 October Panopto services will be updated to improve performance and scalability. This update will occur from 12:00am to 3:00am BST and during this time Panopto services will be unavailable. This means that Panopto videos (including lecture recordings) in Brightspace, and also Panopto recording functionality will be temporarily unavailable during this time. We… 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 »

FLIE workshops this week

This week FLIE will be continuing their series of online workshops to support staff in the development and delivery of their online and blended pedagogies. These workshops focus on some specific TEL tools as well as general areas that support the themes of the FLIE Digital Pedagogies Framework. If you haven’t managed to attend any… Read more »

Tools for engagement: Mentimeter and Padlet now available

Mentimeter and Padlet are two new platforms for the University which encourage engagement and support active learning in live teaching sessions and asynchronous activities. Mentimeter – An audience response system Mentimeter is an audience response system which allows you to pose questions during a live session and then display the answers back to your audience… Read more »

FLIE Summer School

FLIE Summer School unit on Brightspace

The Centre for Fusion Learning Innovation and Excellence (FLIE) is here to support you in the design, delivery and evaluation of excellent and innovative education practice across BU. As part of our ongoing support, we have designed a unit on Brightspace to assist academic staff over the summer with building their units for the 20/21… Read more »

Guidance for live ‘synchronous’ delivery of teaching in 2020/21

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As we prepare for the new Academic Year, here is some guidance on the tools that you can use for live delivery of teaching. Zoom for online lectures and seminars As a result of staff feedback collated over the last few months, Zoom is now the recommended platform for delivery of live lecture and seminar… Read more »

Tools for engagement: Mentimeter and Padlet

Engaging your audience is key to delivery of any kind of information and never more important than in learning and teaching. In a physical space we get a lot from our own intuition, this may be through eye contact or other subtle gestures. In an online space this can be more challenging. So putting subtleties… Read more »