Digital skills

23 Things for Digital Knowledge

The University of Edinburgh has created an open access resource to develop digital knowledge. It could be useful for staff and for  students who wish to extend their digital skills. Anyone can engage with it by  simply dipping in and exploring the 23 topics in any order at any pace, or by following it as… Read more »

CEMP Workshop: Doing Education On Screen

Learning from Research Time: Jun 17, 2020 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM This online event led by the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) will share findings and best practice from research into learning in virtual spaces. It is open to all BU staff and will offer a supportive space for discussing how we… Read more »

LT online drop in sessions running throughout June

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Further to our usual day-to-day support, Learning Technologists will be online at 11am every day in June. We’re here to help colleagues with any enquiries around the use of Brightspace and its tools. Simply click on the link in the table below between 11-11.30am to speak ‘face-to-face’ with an LT and we’ll do our best… Read more »

Using learning analytics to improve student success

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Have you utilised the Intelligent Agents tool in Brightspace? Intelligent Agents can be used to delve into unit analytics and enhance the student experience by automatically monitoring student activity and addressing concerns promptly with automated responses. They have the potential to deliver real impact whilst saving you valuable time. Intelligent Agents work with release conditions…. Read more »

Me@BU toolkit improvements

Dr Camila Devis- Rozental  –joined the ‘Debbie and John’ Tech Thursday to share her work on ME@BU. Camila has been using the space (which appears on all the staff and student Brightspace landing pages) to create resources for students to help them with their transitioning into Higher Education. Based on a research piece of work… Read more »

Improving student engagement with Panopto Quizzes

Are you worried that students are not engaging with your Panopto presentations? Lets face it, no matter how interesting the subject, sitting in front of a screen for long periods can be rather tedious. So how about micro lectures? why not break that 50 minute or 2 hour presentation down into bite size chunks of… Read more »

Online learning@BU

Staff from various teams within the university have been collaborating to develop a new tab on ME@BU (available from the Brightspace Homepage) titled Online learning@BU. This new resource will support students with their remote learning activities. The tab, which was launched yesterday, is divided into key areas that specifically address this new way of working. It will give students the tools,… Read more »

LT team leader Tracey Webb joins the HSS ‘Debbie and John Tech chat’ session

If you are interested in: Virtual Classroom premium; student interaction, breakout rooms, attendance monitors, emoji feedback and snap polls === Today we swapped John for Tracey Webb, the Learning Technologist team leader in our ‘Virtual Classroom Tech chat’ session.  I started by asking Tracey to tell us a little bit about what the LTs  have… Read more »