Preparing for the new VLE – training in Brightspace

Preparations for the new VLE are well underway.  In CEL, IT Skills and LLS we have been preparing for the staff training which begins on Monday 8th May.  The plan is to train 350 academic and administrative staff over the next 8-10 weeks as preparation for almost half of all BU programmes transitioning to the new… Read more »

BU’s Vision4Learning project and the ‘magic-weaving business’

Photograph (L-R): Sir John Jones and Professor Debbie Holley (Head of CEL) Last week the fourth annual Service Excellence conference was held at BU. Attended by both professional service and academic staff, the conference offered a variety of workshops and visiting speakers to explore themes of kindness in the workplace and going the extra mile… Read more »

VLE Implementation Phase One: full list of programmes now available

Following the announcement of BU’s plan to implement its new Brightspace virtual learning environment, a detailed list of all participating programmes can now be found on the Vision4Learning (V4L) Sharepoint site. Almost half of BU’s programmes will lead this exciting transition, which will be in place by the start of the new academic year in… Read more »

Learning Analytics at BU?

Jisc have a broad definition of learning analytics.  They say: Every time a student interacts with their university – be that going to the library, logging into their virtual learning environment or submitting assessments online – they leave behind a digital footprint. Learning analytics is the process of using this data to improve learning and… Read more »

Interested in Learning Analytics?

The effective use of Learning Analytics (LA) has been identified by Jisc as a priority for HEIs and there are many case studies of its successful use. The data from LA can be used at the institution, faculty, department and unit levels to help make informed decisions which can lead to improved student satisfaction, retention… Read more »

New VLE announced

Bournemouth University is pleased to announce the winning supplier of its brand new virtual learning environment (VLE) is Desire2Learn (D2L) with their award-winning platform Brightspace. Selected by the BU community, this will replace the system currently known to us as myBU. D2L’s Brightspace offers a responsive and personalised learning experience with powerful learning analytics capabilities,… Read more »