Escape Rooms – Drop-in Session in FG04


Are you interested in creating a virtual escape room in your Brightspace unit? By bringing the theory of gamification and introducing an element of competition or reward into tasks or activities, escape room exercises can be developed within Brightspace using a combination of the available tools and other external resources, which can be physical or… Read more »

Setting up your ‘My Unit Feedback’ survey

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My Unit Feedback is a unit-level survey at all levels which replaces MUSE. It will run towards the end of the unit. It will ask students about their learning experience on each of their units. The feedback received helps you to further build on your areas of good practice and identify any areas for development…. Read more »

Rubrics – Guidance and Communication

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Here in FLIE we have seen a significant increase in rubrics being adopted by staff this academic year, so we thought we would share some information and best practice. For context, rubrics are used to evaluate an activity or item based on a predefined set of criteria. They help ensure that activities and items are… Read more »

Using Mahara ePortfolio for student assessment

Have you thought about using Mahara for student assessment? This easy-to-use portfolio is a great tool for students to write reflections and evidence activities and experience. Mahara can be used for many different portfolio purposes, such as study, professional development, work-integrated learning, assessment, showcase and presentation, and employability. Mahara can be used with individual or… Read more »

Accessibility and Brightspace units

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We all know the importance of providing accessible learning materials but did you know we have an online module to support you, and to help you to achieve an accessible and inclusive experience for all students on Brightspace? Accessibility means making your unit content and design clear and simple enough so that as many people… Read more »

Virtual Escape Rooms using Brightspace


Most of you are probably familiar with the concept of escape rooms which has been growing in popularity over the last few years, where individuals or small groups are physically put into a room and they must solve a series of puzzles and tasks to unlock the door and escape, usually against a time limit… Read more »

Using Awards in Brightspace – session resources

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If you missed our recent workshop on Using Awards in Brightspace you can catch up on the slides and a recording of the session in the Workshops and Drop-ins page of the Brightspace Staff Resources area. The session looked at some of the ways you can utilise online awards on your Brightspace units and demonstrates… Read more »

Brightspace Online Training modules

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Are you a new member of staff who would like to learn about Brightspace and the principles and pedagogical thinking that guide learning and teaching at BU? or are you an existing member of staff who would like to know more about good practice with Brightspace? Have a look at the Brightspace Online Training modules… Read more »

What’s new for ’22?


It’s the start of a new academic year and the FLIE team have been busy beavering away over the summer. Here are a few updates we would like to share with you. Updated Digital Pedagogies Framework Now in its third iteration, the Digital Pedagogies Framework continues to evolve to meet the learning and teaching requirements… Read more »