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Revised Digital Pedagogies Framework

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The Digital Pedagogies Framework was developed as part of an integrated plan for digital and online pedagogies. It aims to support staff at BU in the preparation, development and delivery of online and blended teaching. The current version has now been revised based on the experience of the academic year 2020/2021 and is aligned with… Read more »

New curricular units and Brightspace updates

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The new curricular units for 2021/22 are available on Brightspace to staff from 12th July. Guidance for preparing units is available from the Brightspace Staff Resources pages and FLIE will be providing further online sessions in July, August and September to support Faculties. Unit Preparation Guidance Key dates 12 July – New curricular units for… Read more »

Brightspace online quiz tool – FAQs

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Are you thinking about using online quizzes for assessment? Using the Brightspace quiz tool can bring several benefits, such as reducing the administrative burden, reaching large cohorts, and providing some basic analytics around question and response statistics. Here we answer some of the frequently asked questions around online quizzes to help get you started. Creating… Read more »

Signposting and Zoom recordings

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‘What one thing could universities do to improve the quality of digital teaching and learning?’ This question was posed to students in Jisc’s recent Student Digital Experience Insights survey 2020. The top two themes arising from this question on how to help students learn effectively were: Record all lectures and upload promptly Improve consistency and… Read more »

Sharing your Zoom (Panopto) recordings on Brightspace

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When you have recorded a Zoom session or recorded a video using Panopto, you will receive an email from Panopto to notify you that the recording has been processed. The email will have a link to the recording for your personal use. Unfortunately, this video link cannot be copied and shared with students. To share… Read more »

LT Drop-ins in April

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A reminder that further to our usual day-to-day support, Learning Technologists are still online at 11am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in our dedicated drop-in sessions via Zoom. Simply click on the link in the table on the Brightspace Staff Resources Workshops and Drop-in pages between 11-11.30am on the day to meet with an LT… Read more »

THE Campus and online learning communities

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THE Campus is a collection of advice and resources for online teaching created by academic peers. THE Campus aims to provide advice and solutions for all your online teaching and learning challenges. Curated resources include research evidence into effective online teaching, case studies on how to successfully transition into digital higher education and how to… Read more »

New guidance for the quiz tool now available

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We’ve recently updated our guidance for quizzes in the Brightspace Staff Resources area. Over the past year there has been a significant uptake in the use of this tool as well as several improvements to the platform so in response we have re-written the guidance for quizzes to cover common use cases and queries and… Read more »