Digital skills

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 »

New Mentimeter slide types

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Mentimeter have recently updated their slide library with some new slide types. When you next log into Mentimeter you’ll see them listed under ‘Type’ when you chose to add a new slide. Mentimeter works well when used synchronously with larger groups, either face-to-face in the classroom or in an online environment. The new question slides… Read more »

Mentimeter for students

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You’re probably aware that we have an institutional licence for Mentimeter at BU, the audience response system that helps add those interactive elements to teaching sessions. But did you know that all BU students also have access to the BU Mentimeter account, meaning they can utilise the full functionality of Mentimeter? How might students use… Read more »

Updated guidance for uGrade

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uGrade is BU’s name for our online peer and self-assessment system called WebPA, a product of Loughborough University and the University of Hull. uGrade is open source, locally hosted and integrated with Brightspace. It allows groups of students to mark each other’s (and their own) participation in group work against set criteria. uGrade uses an algorithm to… Read more »

New Mentimeter Add-in for PowerPoint

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Mentimeter presentations can be easily shared directly with participants via the browser, by simply sharing the Mentimeter screen as and when you want to run your interactive activity. There are also a few options for integrating Mentimeter presentations with your slides, for example by: creating your presentation entirely in Mentimeter by using the Content slides… Read more »

Teaching Large Cohorts – Education Enhancement Workshop Summary

Many lecturers at BU teach classes with 60-120+ students. These are large cohorts! In the last workshop on this topic, it was clear that the specificity of discipline/field and teaching context are critical. The workshop in January draws on case studies and will make space for audience experience and group thinking. As I said in… 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 »