Digital Pedagogies Framework

Podcast Assignment Types

Hello all,  hopefully you’ve enjoyed the bank holiday weekend! Last week, I was asked to support Kat King on the delivery of a session on her Sport and Physical Culture 23/24 unit. The aim of the session was to give guidance on how students could for their assignment, record, edit and submit a podcast. The… Read more » about Podcast Assignment Types

BU Generative AI Hub

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We are pleased to share the new BU Generative AI Hub with you.  This platform has been developed by FLIE to help consolidate resources and guidance to support staff in using generative AI in their learning and teaching practices. The site includes links to a recent series of workshops by FLIE on AI in assessment, staff guidance on GDPR… Read more » about BU Generative AI Hub

Improved video thumbnail features in Panopto

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A series of improvements to modernise the Panopto user interface are being released in the coming months. The first update will reposition video thumbnail action buttons and will be released this month. Integrated video action buttons Video action buttons will be moved within video thumbnails for a cleaner, decluttered list page. Hovering over a video… Read more » about Improved video thumbnail features in Panopto

Setting up your ‘My Unit Feedback’ survey

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My Unit Feedback is a unit survey run at all levels (0, 4 , 5, 6 and 7) and replaces the MUSE survey. It will ask students about their learning experience on each of their units. The feedback received helps you to further build on your areas of good practice and identify any areas for… Read more » about Setting up your ‘My Unit Feedback’ survey

Reviewing assessment and feedback practices – resources

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As educators and innovators, we are always looking for new and interesting ways of harnessing pedagogically sound technologies to support our assessment and feedback activities.  Reviewing the methods in which you assess your students can help to keep your unit delivery fresh and engaging, rewarding both yourself and your students with an enriched teaching and… Read more » about Reviewing assessment and feedback practices – resources

Checkout our Brightspace videos for new starters

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If you have a new member of staff in your team who is unfamiliar with Brightspace, or would like a refresher yourself on some of Brightspace’s functionality, check out our Brightspace Foundations videos. Previous users of these resources have rated them a top score of ‘Very useful’ and found the accompanying online quizzes to be… Read more » about Checkout our Brightspace videos for new starters

Brightspace videos for new starters

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Do you have a new member of staff in your team who is unfamiliar with Brightspace? or would you like a refresher on some of Brightspace’s functionality? Brightspace is BU’s Virtual Learning Environment and it’s the key platform for students to access learning materials and online activities to support their study.  Navigating and understanding Brightspace… Read more » about Brightspace videos for new starters

Setting up your ‘My Unit Feedback’ survey

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My Unit Feedback is a unit-level survey at all levels which replaces MUSE. It will run towards the end of the unit. It will ask students about their learning experience on each of their units. The feedback received helps you to further build on your areas of good practice and identify any areas for development…. Read more » about Setting up your ‘My Unit Feedback’ survey

Accessibility and Brightspace units

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We all know the importance of providing accessible learning materials but did you know we have an online module to support you, and to help you to achieve an accessible and inclusive experience for all students on Brightspace? Accessibility means making your unit content and design clear and simple enough so that as many people… Read more » about Accessibility and Brightspace units

Brightspace Online Training modules

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Are you a new member of staff who would like to learn about Brightspace and the principles and pedagogical thinking that guide learning and teaching at BU? or are you an existing member of staff who would like to know more about good practice with Brightspace? Have a look at the Brightspace Online Training modules… Read more » about Brightspace Online Training modules