What is BoB? https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ BoB (Box of Broadcasts) is an online service that allows you to stream and access a library of audio-visual content, making it an invaluable tool for your educational journey. Developed with educators and researchers in mind, BoB offers a user-friendly interface and an abundance of features that cater to your specific… Read more » about Box of Broadcasts (BoB) – Your Ultimate Broadcast Resource!
Improving student engagement and interaction on Brightspace – Meet H5P If you are looking to enhance the content of your Brightspace units, you might want to look at H5P (HTML5 Package). So, what is H5P? H5P is an open-source technology that can be embedded into Brightspace Units and is designed to work across different platforms, including… Read more » about Improving student engagement and interaction on Brightspace – Meet H5P
A series of improvements to modernise the Panopto user interface are being released in the coming months. The first update will reposition video thumbnail action buttons and will be released this month. Integrated video action buttons Video action buttons will be moved within video thumbnails for a cleaner, decluttered list page. Hovering over a video… Read more » about Improved video thumbnail features in Panopto
Please note that on Friday 9th September we are making a change which may affect how you log into Mentimeter. This change will mean that all Mentimeter accounts registered to BU email addresses will be authenticated via SSO, so that you’ll sign in with your BU IT account. Most staff will already be signing in… Read more » about Changes to how you log in to Mentimeter
Following on from earlier messages and information about the BU Learning Analytics pilot we are pleased to confirm the implementation of the extended pilot. All Level 0 and Level 4 programmes are in scope in Semester 1 2022-23 academic year, with the opportunity to use the following features: Attendance capture – Checkin Unit reporting Student engagement reporting Learning Analytics is intended to give students… Read more » about JISC Learning Analytics training
The Chat tool is one of the older Brightspace tools and offers very basic chat functionality which has since been surpassed by other synchronous communication tools like Zoom and MS Teams. A specific flaw in the tool means that when you join a chat you cannot see any messages that have been raised previously so… Read more » about Retiring the Brightspace Chat tool
Panopto will be updating their cloud service on Saturday, 25 June 2022. This will result in up to 4 hours of downtime to the Panopto Cloud site – starting from 22:00. During the downtime, you will not be able to view videos on the Panopto site (or via Brightspace). You will also not be able to… Read more » about Panopto Lecture Capture cloud service downtime
The Digital Pedagogies Framework was developed to support staff in the development and delivery of online and blended pedagogies, and to drive consistency across units to promote an excellent student learning experience. Following an annual review, the current version has been revised based on experience and feedback over the last academic year. The themed structure… Read more » about Digital Pedagogies Framework for 2022/2023
What is MUSE? The Mid-Unit Student Evaluation (MUSE) is a survey designed to encourage students to reflect on their progress to date and feed back on their learning experience, including views on any summative or formative feedback received during their current unit. This information enables tutors to incorporate any necessary enhancements moving forward, therefore adding… Read more » about MUSE is on the way
Can there possibly be a silver lining to our experience of teaching and learning during Covid-19? A Wonkhe/Aula survey of 630 academics and professional staff found some interesting positives. More than 80% are more willing to experiment with digital technologies for learning and teaching. The devil, of course, is in the detail in context. In… Read more » about Blended and Flipped the time has come!