Digital skills

LT Drop in clinics this week

The week beginning Monday 30th March the Learning Technologists will be running further online drop-in clinics each day. This week we’re going to focus on providing advice and support around using Panopto, whether that be for running a live webcast or pre-recording sessions. No need to book, just turn up at a time that suits… Read more »

Running a successful virtual classroom

One of Brightspace’s main tools for meeting virtually with smaller groups of students online is the Virtual Classroom. It’s quick and simple to set up in your unit and is an effective way to engage with groups of 50 or less. As you start planning your session, here are some things to consider to ensure… Read more »

Livecast debate: teaching academic literacies online. Lunchtime webinar Tuesday 3rd December 13.00

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Solent run a series of live discussions and any with an interest in Learning Development/academic literacies are warmly welcome  invited to join in. There will be resources shared for those wishing to access materials at a later date. ===  from Dr Carina Buckley, Instructional Design Manager === I’m very happy to invite you to a… Read more »

Did you know there’s an app for Brightspace?

Called ‘Brightspace Pulse’ it was originally developed as a way for students to receive notifications, however, it has been redesigned and now offers almost full Brightspace functionality. Students can access their course material on the go and staff can manage their Units from anywhere. As an example, I was recently asked to help where a… Read more »

Outlook Tip – Date and Time Controls

Did you know that when working out of normal hours you can still send emails but without bothering the recipient until the next working day. In Outlook it is possible to control when an email is delivered or expires. On the Message tab of the email, click the small down arrow on the Tags section…. Read more »

Office for Students – health award winners 2019

Colleagues, you may be interested in the SHED funding award winners: Scroll down for link to detail of success awards https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/news-blog-and-events/press-and-media/virtual-reality-tool-leads-new-drive-to-train-next-generation-of-health-specialists/ === extract from website=== The tool is one of several innovative projects awarded funding by the Office for Students today. A new virtual reality tool developed by the University of Leeds, which aims to… Read more »

Bournemouth staff attend the annual Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference 2019

Solent University run an annual Learning and Teaching Community Conference in their inspiring ‘SPARK’ building. This year, Bournemouth University staff from HSS, FMC and Fusion Learning Innovation and Excellence collaborated  and presented two research papers and a workshop. , Find out more on twitter: #SLTCC2019 The full programme with speakers is available from here: https://www.solent.ac.uk/staff/learning-and-teaching/community-conferences/sltcc-programme… Read more »

The Future of Edtech Conference 2019

What is new and happening in Edtech? The Future of Edtech Conference runs annually as part of London Tech Week, and this year the topic was Transforming Higher Education, with their strapline of “Uniting University Leaders and Transformational Technology to Support Innovation Across the 21st Century University”. I was invited to contribute to a panel,… Read more »

Journal of Information Literacy – June version free to download

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We are delighted to announce that the June issue of the Journal of Information Literacy has been published and is free to read and download at https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/. This issue includes peer-reviewed articles on the use of the Philosophy for Children method in library programming in ‘Shaking up story time’; research into ‘What academics really think about… Read more »

Changing practices: why culture matters

A report from Debbie Holley, Professor of Learning Innovation, HSS The Instytut Pedagogiki (Institute of Pedagogy), part  of Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej, is a centre of excellent practice in teaching and developing trainee teachers based in Lublin, Poland. Students undertake a three year undergraduate programme of study, followed by a two year Masters specialisation. The Scientific… Read more »