Brightspace

Brightspace training update – 14 Jun 17

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This week sees the end of the first tranche of Brightspace training.  In the period since 8th May, a team of 17 people has run 55 training sessions in Brightspace primarily for academic staff but also for administrative staff.  In addition, a number of familiarisation sessions have been run for professional services staff. Staff completing… Read more » about Brightspace training update – 14 Jun 17

Developing Staff Further: The additional benefits of a TEL Toolkit

Colleagues, delighted to report that our abstract for the prestigious Association of Learning Technologists has been accepted – there has been significant interest in the BU work in this area, led by David Biggins, previously a CEL theme leader and now one of our Academic Learning Advisors working on Brightspace, our new VLE ==== Developing… Read more » about Developing Staff Further: The additional benefits of a TEL Toolkit

Brightspace training begins

The staff training on Brightspace began with a full day session on Monday.  10 staff members attended the first day and the plan is to train another 350 staff in the next 5 weeks. The training is split into two sessions.  Session A introduces Brightspace and demonstrates the features and benefits to staff.  Session B… Read more » about Brightspace training begins

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

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 » about VLE Implementation Phase One: full list of programmes now available

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 » about Learning Analytics at BU?

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 » about Interested in Learning Analytics?