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Upcoming workshops to support unit preparation

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FLIE will be running a series of workshops through September and into semester one to support you with your teaching and learning for the next academic year. All sessions will be online. No need to sign up; links will be made available via our Workshops and Drop ins page or simply click on the links below at… Read more » about Upcoming workshops to support unit preparation

Retiring the Brightspace Chat tool

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The Chat tool is one of the older Brightspace tools and offers very basic chat functionality which has since been surpassed by other synchronous communication tools like Zoom and MS Teams. A specific flaw in the tool means that when you join a chat you cannot see any messages that have been raised previously so… Read more » about Retiring the Brightspace Chat tool

Updated Digital Pedagogies Framework now available

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Following an annual review of staff experience and feedback over the last academic year, the Digital Pedagogies Framework has been revised and the current version is now available via Brightspace. The framework was devised to offer a structure for excellence through enhancing the design and development of our education standards and further excellence in our… Read more » about Updated Digital Pedagogies Framework now available

Panopto Lecture Capture cloud service downtime

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Panopto will be updating their cloud service on Saturday, 25 June 2022. This will result in up to 4 hours of downtime to the Panopto Cloud site – starting from 22:00. During the downtime, you will not be able to view videos on the Panopto site (or via Brightspace). You will also not be able to… Read more » about Panopto Lecture Capture cloud service downtime

Digital Pedagogies Framework for 2022/2023

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The Digital Pedagogies Framework was developed to support staff in the development and delivery of online and blended pedagogies, and to drive consistency across units to promote an excellent student learning experience. Following an annual review, the current version has been revised based on experience and feedback over the last academic year. The themed structure… Read more » about Digital Pedagogies Framework for 2022/2023

New curricular units on Brightspace for 2022/23

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The new curricular units for 22/23 will be available on Brightspace to staff from Tuesday 19th July. This will be accompanied by guidance and support on unit preparation for the next academic year. If you need to start preparing your unit materials in Brightspace prior to 19th July then we recommend that this is done… Read more » about New curricular units on Brightspace for 2022/23

Turnitin Similarity Report Checklist

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When enabled on Brightspace, Turnitin will generate a Similarity Report on assignment submissions. This Similarity Report is the result of a comparison between the text of the submission and the Turnitin database of billions of pages of active and archived internet information, a repository of works previously submitted to Turnitin, and a repository of tens… Read more » about Turnitin Similarity Report Checklist

Large file submissions via Brightspace

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As we approach another busy assessment period, just a reminder that the recent issue which was preventing students from uploading large file submissions to Brightspace has been fixed. The issue was only affecting students who were required to submit large files (typically media files) that were over 1.2GB to Brightspace. The size limit (per file)… Read more » about Large file submissions via Brightspace

Update to Intelligent Agents tool

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Intelligent Agents are a useful tool to track engagement on your unit and to send automated personalised communications to students. Next time you use Brightspace’s Intelligent Agents tool you’ll notice a couple of improvements following a recent update: New user interface The Intelligent Agents tool now has an improved layout which uses expanding/collapsing boxes to economise… Read more » about Update to Intelligent Agents tool