Brightspace

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 »

Workshops and drop-ins for September

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The following workshops will be running this September to support staff with preparing their teaching for the next semester. You can join us face-to-face in FG04 or online via Zoom. (Please note there are no computer facilities in the room so you might want to bring your own device if joining in the room). Online… Read more »

Updated Brightspace Staff Resources area – Aug 2021

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The Brightspace Staff Resources area is being updated with a new look and feel to help make it quicker and easier for you to find the help and guidance you need, when you need it. What’s new? The online guidance has been rearranged into three different categories: A-Z by tool Guidance by Theme (reflecting the… Read more »

New Assignment Marking Experience in Brightspace

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On 27 August we are releasing an update to the assignment experience which brings several improvements to the tool, including a cleaner layout of the marking screen. This will apply for the the marking of large/multiple file submissions and for feedback on presentations, practicals and portfolios etc… There will be no changes to marking or… Read more »

Unit Preparation Basics – workshop and resources

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The last of our Unit Preparation Basics workshops is running on Wednesday 25th August at 11:00-11.30.  Join us for an introduction, or a refresher, on preparing your Brightspace unit for teaching next semester. A Learning Technologist will talk through some of the common tasks, such as adding staff to units, the different content experiences available… Read more »