Digital skills

Free webinar: Accelerate and humanise skills-based learning with video feedback and assessment

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On Wednesday 10 March 14.00 – 15.00 GMT, Times Higher Education and GoReact are offering a free webinar panel discussion about the role of video assessment and feedback in remote and face-to-face courses, and why it is becoming increasingly important for a wide variety of subjects. The discussion will exchange knowledge and provide examples of best… Read more »

Digifest 2021 – 8-11 March

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Digifest 2021 is now a free event for Jisc member organisations. Digifest is the UK’s leading edtech conference and members can join for free in an innovative and interactive online environment across four days. Digifest 2021 will focus on learning and teaching and libraries, providing a space to share best practice, learnings and experiences from 2020. You can find… Read more »

LT online drop-ins in March

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Learning Technologists continue to be online at 11am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These sessions are run via Zoom and can be accessed via the Brightspace Staff Resources Workshops and Drop-in pages. Simply click on the link in the table on the day between 11-11.30am to join. We’re here to support you and try our best to answer your queries concerning… Read more »

Running a successful Zoom session

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We’re all getting familiar with presenting on Zoom and utilising its technical capabilities, but how can you maximise engagement in your online teaching sessions and aim to give the best experience to your participants? Here we share some best practice tips to help your Zoom sessions run successfully. Practice makes perfect Maybe you’re new to… Read more »

Mentimeter webinar resources

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Mentimeter recently delivered two webinars for colleagues at BU which were very well received. In the first webinar ‘Get started with Mentimeter’, participants learnt the basics of Mentimeter including how and when to use it, creating and editing presentations, and the types and uses of different questions. The second webinar, ‘Take the next step with… Read more »

LT online drop-ins this February

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Learning Technologists continue to be online at 11am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These sessions are run via Zoom and can be accessed via the Brightspace Staff Resources Workshops and Drop-in pages. Simply click on the link in the table on the day between 11-11.30am to join. Come and share your Brightspace and TEL-related enquiries…. Read more »

Mentimeter webinars reminder – 27th and 28th Jan

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Mentimeter will be running two interactive webinars this week aimed at both beginners and more advanced users of Mentimeter. Join us to find out how Mentimeter can help you to bring engagement and interactivity to your online teaching in 2021. Get Started with Mentimeter – Wed 27th Jan 10am-11am During this webinar you will get an introduction to Mentimeter… Read more »

Manage and encourage engagement with Intelligent Agents

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Intelligent Agents are one of Brightspace’s most powerful tools. They can be used to delve into unit analytics and enhance the student experience by providing immediate, personalised feedback by email. And emails can be configured to be sent from your personal email address rather than from ‘Brightspace’ (they are totally separate to notifications, so students… Read more »

Facilitating teaching and learning online with Brightspace

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As we move into the next semester, here is a timely reminder of some of the digital tools at your disposal to facilitate your online teaching delivery. LEARNING DELIVERY Pre-recording lecture materials Panopto can be used from your office, or at home, to create recordings providing you with the opportunity to create more detailed content… Read more »