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Introducing the BU Skills Development Programme

Employers are increasingly looking for graduates that are proficient in ‘softer’ transferable skills in addition to specialised knowledge from a degree to prepare them for today’s world of work. BU’s new Skills Development Programme is free and available to all current BU students. It provides a structured approach to career development and helps students build… Read more »

MUSE is on the way

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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 »

Introduction to Brightspace for new starters

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As part of our Brightspace online training we’ve recently added a module for new starters. This module is aimed at new teaching staff to help them get familiar with navigating Brightspace and to understand some of the basics, including: where to go for help and support the different types of units the different content experiences… Read more »

Date availability settings now available for ‘Lessons’ content experiences

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When the Lessons Content Experiences were first introduced in 2019 they did not include the ability to release content and modules by date whilst this functionality has always been available within the Standard Content Experience. We’re pleased (relieved) to announce that the Lessons 1 ‘New content experience’ and Lessons 2 ‘New learner experience’ now have… Read more »

What is a Learning Technologist?

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“Learning technologists are people who are actively involved in managing, researching, supporting or enabling learning with the use of learning technology” – The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) The Learning Technologists at BU are based in the Centre for Fusion Learning Innovation and Excellence (FLIE). There is a Faculty Learning Technologist dedicated to each of… Read more »

What’s New for 2021

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Welcome to Semester 1, 2021! As you start working with Brightspace again, you may notice some new features and changes to the look and feel of our virtual learning environment.  Some of the resources and guidance pages have been redesigned to make it easier to find the advice or information that you are looking for. … Read more »

Brightspace units now live to students

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The new curricular units for 2021/22 are now available for students on Brightspace. Here is a quick reminder of the key dates: Key dates 13 September* – Students have access to units for Semester 1/2/3 (one week prior to the start of Semester 1). 20 September – Induction / Welcome week – Start of semester 1…. Read more »

Reminder – upcoming Faculty sessions

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The revised Digital Pedagogies Framework is now available to support staff in the development and delivery of their units for the new academic year, and FLIE will be running Faculty sessions again next week to introduce the newly updated framework. Why should I attend? As well as highlighting some of the changes that have been… Read more »

Launched | Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme

I am delighted to share with you all that sessions as part of the 2021-22 Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme for Postgraduate Researchers are now available to book. PGRs can book onto sessions via the Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme on Brightspace. All sessions between October-December are delivered online. If you are a PGR or… Read more »