Come and learn about TEL with CEL

In two weeks time, the PG Dip unit in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL): Creativity in Design commences.  It is a great opportunity to develop your digital skills, learn more about technology in education and to hear the experiences of other colleagues at BU. The unit covers learning theories and TEL theories, social media, virtual and augmented… Read more »

Brightspace and Me

I have officially been using Brightspace for three weeks. And like a blind date, we’ve had our ups and downs. Upon first meeting, Brightspace and I weren’t really too attracted to each other. Brighty thought one way; I worked in another. But as we spent more time with each other and got to know each… Read more »

Brightspace Training Milestone

Brightspace Training Milestone Last week a milestone was reached with the completion of the 100th Brightspace session, 75 training sessions and 25 drop in sessions. This equates to over 400 hours of training and support that has been available to the BU community since May. All of this training and support has been provided by… Read more »

Discover fun and engaging ways to engage your students

The Brightspace drop-in sessions offer 1 to 1 support on your schedule without the need to make an appointment. With over 8,000 students having access to Brightspace, there is a fresh opportunity to teach and engage our students in a new way. From the basics of uploading your unit content to creating quizzes and starting… Read more »

Brightspace 1 to 1 support

Brightspace 1 to 1 support In this first semester everyone is a Brightspace ‘newbie’! Understandably, you might be feeling the need for some extra 1 to 1 support as you start to upload your content. Come along to any of the extra drop-in sessions and get your Brightspace questions answered. Stay as long or short… Read more »

Design guidelines: an ALT guide

Colleagues, Many of you are designing your units in Brightspace or My BU – this may assist.. ===== Just in case this is of interest or use: Abstract: “This guide, with a foreword by Maren Deepwell and Joe Wilson, is a comprehensive summary of how we went about creating Citizen Maths, an open online… Read more »

VLE News

It has been a busy month on the VLE front as the start of term approaches and the team have been working hard to ensure a smooth transition for those involved in Phase One of the Brightspace implementation. Brightspace Staff Resources The Brightspace Staff Resources area now contains further information covering orientation for units (including… Read more »

Showcasing your VLE expertise

We have recently been seeing some fantastic content created in our VLEs, myBU and Brightspace.  We certainly have some very talented and creative members of staff! Here is an example using a Brightspace template:   We would love to showcase your work on the CEL blog to inspire others about what can be achieved in VLEs…. Read more »