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 » about VLE News
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 » about Showcasing your VLE expertise
We have scheduled 5 sessions in August, the next of which is tomorrow. All the sessions run between 13:00 and 17:00. You are welcome to drop in for as long or as short a time as you wish. The sessions are on: Lansdowne Thursday 10 August. S103 Monday 14 August. S103 Monday 21 August. S102 Talbot… Read more » about Brightspace drop in sessions in August – the next one is on Thursday 10th
Did you know that Brightspace has 11 page templates that can help you to make your content look fantastic? Here is one example. There is a template that staff working on the unit can use to introduce themselves to their students. When you open the template, the page looks like this: All you have to… Read more » about Brightspace: Using the new page templates to make your content stand out
In the last week, we have run the first three drop-in sessions for staff. The idea is that staff can come along and work on their Brightspace unit and gain help, if needed, from the on-hand staff from IT Skills, LLS and CEL. We had 7 people at yesterday’s session and one person commented that… Read more » about Brightspace drop-in schedule for August
Now that the majority of staff have received their initial Brightspace training in readiness for the semester 1 rollout, we are still delivering face-to-face training for staff and now transitioning to a less structured and more personalised support model of drop-in sessions for academic staff. We have organised the first three sessions: Thursday 27 July. … Read more » about Brightspace drop-in sessions on 27th July, 1st and 2nd August – in person or online
Our next face-to-face sessions are on Thursday 27 July. If you would like to attend the A session in the morning or the B session in the afternoon, please email your request to email@example.com.
We are running a Session A Brightspace training course on Monday 17th July and there are many spaces available. If you would like to attend, please contact Giles at firstname.lastname@example.org. The session runs from 09:30 to 12:30 in S103.
The Brightspace training team from IT Skills, CEL and comprising all the Learning Technologists held a meeting yesterday to review the training that has been completed and also to look ahead to how best to support staff involved in the first phase of the rollout in the coming semester. This is the provision that we… Read more » about Supporting staff with the transition to Brightspace
We have been using a separate password to access Brightspace for the last 2 months. Yesterday, IT linked Brightspace with our authentication system with the result that you now access Brightspace using your username and password. When you go to the Brightspace home page, you will see a new screen where you enter your credentials. … Read more » about Brightspace login screen update