Digital Pedagogies Framework

Getting Creative with Release Conditions in Brightspace

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In Brightspace,  Release Conditions can be used to trigger an event when a pre-set condition, or conditions, have been met. For example, an announcement could be released conditionally to students achieving a certain score in a formative quiz, offering generic feedback/feedforward suggestions to students within specified grade ranges. Release conditions are very flexible and can… Read more »

Happy holidays from FLIE

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As everyone takes a well-earned break over Christmas, just a reminder of the resources available to support you as you plan for Semester 2. If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration, have a look at our Good Practice area. You’ll find good practice tips and examples on all areas of teaching and learning from FLIE and… Read more »

Teaching Large Cohorts – Workshop summary

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The problem of teaching large cohorts has attracted a lot of attention in HE. Anything above a ratio of 60 students to 1 lecturer changes the pedagogical dynamics. A systematic review of the bigger picture of managing large cohorts from induction to graduation and the redesign coming from this kind of intense commitment is the… Read more »

What’s New for 2021

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Welcome to Semester 1, 2021! As you start working with Brightspace again, you may notice some new features and changes to the look and feel of our virtual learning environment.  Some of the resources and guidance pages have been redesigned to make it easier to find the advice or information that you are looking for. … Read more »

Reminder – upcoming Faculty sessions

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The revised Digital Pedagogies Framework is now available to support staff in the development and delivery of their units for the new academic year, and FLIE will be running Faculty sessions again next week to introduce the newly updated framework. Why should I attend? As well as highlighting some of the changes that have been… Read more »

Unit Preparation Basics – workshop and resources

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The last of our Unit Preparation Basics workshops is running on Wednesday 25th August at 11:00-11.30.  Join us for an introduction, or a refresher, on preparing your Brightspace unit for teaching next semester. A Learning Technologist will talk through some of the common tasks, such as adding staff to units, the different content experiences available… Read more »

Unit Preparation workshops

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A reminder that FLIE are running a series of workshops on Unit Preparation Basics during July and August to support staff with planning and building their units for the new academic year. All new units are active by default and visible for all semesters, so join one of our sessions to get a better understanding of: the… Read more »

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 »