Brightspace start of semester staff support

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As we gear up for the new academic year, there are lots of support opportunities for staff learning about our wonderful new Brightspace VLE. All training information and the booking schedule is available here. There are three routes for help and support once you have completed your initial training. Self-help Browse the Brightspace staff resources… Read more » about Brightspace start of semester staff support

The new way to mark with Turnitin in Brightspace

You may have seen a news article on the staff intranet over the summer about enhancements to the way Turnitin and Brightspace work with each other. These enchantments are the result of ongoing work between D2L, ourselves, and several other EU universities over the last year. The article summarised the headline improvements, so please do… Read more » about The new way to mark with Turnitin in Brightspace

Bright Ideas – Chapter 3

This week Sophie McGowan, customer success manager at D2L (our Brightspace provider), has shared some great tips on using Quizzes. Sophie plans to follow up in the near future with more helpful video clips on the various tools the system can offer, so watch this space!

Come and learn about TEL with CEL

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In two months’ time, the PG Dip unit in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL): Creativity in Design for 2018-19 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… Read more » about Come and learn about TEL with CEL

Brightspace Turnitin improvements are now Live!

BU has been collaborating with Brightspace and other European Universities to improve the experience of using Turnitin with Brightspace. These improvements are now live and apply to both the 17/18 units that were delivered in Brightspace and to all 18/19 units.   Further details available here

Learn more about quizzes in Brightspace

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Quizzes are a great way to engage students, find out where students need further support and provide an effective mechanism to provide feedback and feedforward to students.  In addition, with the focus in the new assessment policy, 6C, on more formative assessment for students, quizzes could be a really useful tool. Brightspace has an excellent… Read more » about Learn more about quizzes in Brightspace