Blended learning

Video Note recording time now increased to 30 minutes

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Video Note recordings have now been extended from 5 minutes to 30 minutes to give you a bit more flexibility when getting your message across. Video Notes are generally short webcam recordings which are a quick and personal way to engage with students. Videos can be more authentic, are quick to record and can contain… Read more »

Brightspace Virtual Classroom update

In response to the increased demand for the Virtual Classroom we have just moved to an enhanced licence which now offers the following improvements with immediate effect: Participant limit increased from 50 to 150 Session times increased from 60 minutes to 240 minutes Teaching teams/Presenters can now join sessions 10 minutes before the scheduled start… Read more »

Enhance your PowerPoint using the Presentation Tools

Did you know that you can annotate and highlight the slides during your presentation to emphasize a point or piece of content? Used appropriately, this can greatly enhance the presentation and increase student engagement. One of PowerPoint’s many secrets, these tools are hidden in plain sight on the presentation screen. Put the slides into presentation… Read more »

Delivering lectures online using Panopto

Panopto can be used to live stream lectures to large audiences using its live webcast functionality with no limit on the number of students attending. Students access the live stream from a link created on the Brightspace unit in advance. The live session is automatically recorded and can be added to the content area of… Read more »

LT Drop-in clinics

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week your Faculty LT will be running online drop-in clinics. Run through Brightspace, we’re here to provide advice and support around moving teaching online with a focus this week on using the Virtual Classroom tool. We’ll be covering a range of topics in further sessions. No need to book, just turn up at a time… Read more »

Running a successful virtual classroom

One of Brightspace’s main tools for meeting virtually with smaller groups of students online is the Virtual Classroom. It’s quick and simple to set up in your unit and is an effective way to engage with groups of 50 or less. As you start planning your session, here are some things to consider to ensure… Read more »

Virtual Classroom and webcast guidance for students

Thanks for your feedback, we’ve made some improvements to the student Help page in Brightspace so that it now includes guidance for joining Panopto Live Webcasts, Virtual Classroom and Discussion Boards. You can direct students to this page for guidance as follows: Help –> Brightspace Help Or, include the following link in your announcements and/or… Read more »

Brightspace Announcements now emailed to students by default

Brightspace has now been updated so that student notifications for Announcements are set by default to be sent by email. This means that students no longer need to customise their own notifications to receive announcements by email, and staff can be confident that when they post announcements, students will be alerted to these via Brightspace… Read more »

Guidance for conducting teaching and learning remotely using Brightspace

FLIE continues its service to enable a personalised and inclusive curriculum for students. This following guidance has been compiled to support staff in the use of Brightspace to better support their students in their learning where limitations are posed to our standard on-campus delivery. Conducting teaching and learning remotely using Brightspace Online resources Online guidance… Read more »