Brightspace

LT Drop in clinics this week

The week beginning Monday 30th March the Learning Technologists will be running further online drop-in clinics each day. This week we’re going to focus on providing advice and support around using Panopto, whether that be for running a live webcast or pre-recording sessions. No need to book, just turn up at a time that suits… 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 »

Brightspace: Virtual Classroom update

Please be aware that the Virtual Classroom tool in Brightspace from April 2020 will be changing:   Maximum concurrent users changing from 100 to 50 Stored recordings from 4 months to 14 days Maximum session recording from 90 minutes to 60 minutes Please take note of these changes if you are a user of the… Read more »

Brightspace tools : Intelligent Agents

At the end of November, Sophie McGown Customer Success Manager at D2L, ran some sessions with BU staff providing a more detailed look at one of Brightspace’s most powerful tools; Intelligent Agents. Sophie shared some best practice and top tips before assisting staff in building and scheduling Intelligent Agents to run on their units. What… Read more »

Did you know there’s an app for Brightspace?

Called ‘Brightspace Pulse’ it was originally developed as a way for students to receive notifications, however, it has been redesigned and now offers almost full Brightspace functionality. Students can access their course material on the go and staff can manage their Units from anywhere. As an example, I was recently asked to help where a… Read more »

Bournemouth staff attend the annual Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference 2019

Solent University run an annual Learning and Teaching Community Conference in their inspiring ‘SPARK’ building. This year, Bournemouth University staff from HSS, FMC and Fusion Learning Innovation and Excellence collaborated  and presented two research papers and a workshop. , Find out more on twitter: #SLTCC2019 The full programme with speakers is available from here: https://www.solent.ac.uk/staff/learning-and-teaching/community-conferences/sltcc-programme… Read more »