Brightspace

Brightspace Virtual Classroom update

In response to the increased demand for the Virtual Classroom we have just moved to an enhanced licence which now offers the following improvements with immediate effect: Participant limit increased from 50 to 150 Session times increased from 60 minutes to 240 minutes Teaching teams/Presenters can now join sessions 10 minutes before the scheduled start… Read more » about Brightspace Virtual Classroom update

Anonymous Marking now turned off

Anonymous Marking has now been disabled in Brightspace for assignments with deadlines after the following dates: Faculty of Health & Social Sciences: 2nd April Faculty of Management / BU Business School: 3rd April Faculty of Media and Communication: 30th March Faculty of Science & technology: 31st March If you are due to begin marking an… Read more » about Anonymous Marking now turned off

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 » about LT Drop in clinics this week

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 » about Running a successful virtual classroom

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 » about Virtual Classroom and webcast guidance for students

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 » about Brightspace Announcements now emailed to students by default

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 » about Guidance for conducting teaching and learning remotely using Brightspace

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 » about Brightspace tools : Intelligent Agents