Digital skills

Workshop – Using Awards in Brightspace

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Have you thought about using online awards in Brightspace? Are digital badges something you would like to trial with your students this academic year? Why use online badges or certificates in Brightspace? Online awards don’t contribute to formal grades but can be used to reward student achievements that encourage the work ethic you want to… Read more »

Mentimeter webinars – September 2022

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If you missed the recent webinars on Mentimeter, our online polling tool which can add an interactive element to your lectures and presentations, you can catch up on the recordings here. Mentimeter for Beginners – an introduction to getting started with the tool Mentimeter Advanced features – demonstrating some of the more advanced features of the… Read more »

Mentimeter webinar – Thursday 15th September

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Mentimeter will be delivering a second webinar on Thursday 15th September 13.00-14.00 just for BU, demonstrating some of the more advanced features of the tool with lots of ideas for how Mentimeter can be used in your teaching. These sessions are always very interactive and fun so do come along and learn about some of… Read more »

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 »

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 »

100 Ideas for Active Learning – free eBook

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Produced by the Active Learning Network and launched at their recent conference, 100 Ideas for Active Learning is a practical handbook to inspire ‘innovative educational experiences’. The book is aimed at educators wanting to apply active learning tools and strategies in their teaching and learning. Practitioners from around the world have come together in the… Read more »

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 »

Fusion Learning Colloquium – 30th June 2022

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You are invited to share your work in the area of Fusion-based learning in the form of posters or abstracts to showcase innovation and excellence for student learning. All posters and abstracts will be included in a Colloquium proceedings with an ISBN. Your submission can reflect on themes relating to your approach to Fusion-based Learning including… Read more »

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 »