Education

Bookable appointments with the Bookings app

The Microsoft Bookings app is part of the Office365 suite of applications and allows you to create bookable slots for your students (and colleagues). Booked appointments are added to your Outlook calendar (and the person’s who has booked) along with an optional link to a Teams meeting if you wish to have the appointment online…. Read more »

Assessment & Feedback masterclasses – slides and recordings

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Dr Anne Quinney and Dai Hounsell, Visiting Professor in FLIE, recently delivered a series of masterclasses linked to the theme of Assessment and Feedback. The three sessions focused on: Peer Assessment Effective Feedback and Designing Assessments. If you didn’t manage to make any of the sessions, you can catch up with the recordings from the… Read more »

Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme – Annual Review

The Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme concludes for this academic year and what a year it has been! In 2020-21 the Researcher Development Programme delivered 107 online sessions across 54 different topic areas and have received fantastic feedback throughout. Thank you to all our facilitators and of course PGRs who engaged and were ready to learn and share. Thank you to… Read more »

Fusion Learning Conference – extended deadline for posters

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We have extended our deadline for the submission of posters to the Fusion Learning Conference: Innovation and Excellence in the pandemic. We want to showcase as many examples as we can of the innovative and excellent learning and teaching practices that took place during the pandemic, from both academic and professional service colleagues. The final deadline… Read more »

Fusion Learning conference – call for Posters

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A reminder that you are invited to submit a poster to showcase your innovative and excellent learning and teaching practices during the pandemic for our Fusion Learning Conference: Innovation and Excellence in the pandemic. Please confirm your intention to submit a poster by w/c 31st May. The final deadline for poster submission is Monday 14th June. You… Read more »

Fusion Learning Conference – call for Posters

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Fusion Learning Conference: Innovation and Excellence in the pandemic FLIE is organising a Fusion Learning Conference to showcase your innovative and excellent learning and teaching practices during the pandemic. You are invited to submit a poster to showcase your approaches to Fusion Learning. Conference Themes include: Unit Roadmap and Learning Design Assessment & Feedback Scaffolded… Read more »

New guidance for the quiz tool now available

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We’ve recently updated our guidance for quizzes in the Brightspace Staff Resources area. Over the past year there has been a significant uptake in the use of this tool as well as several improvements to the platform so in response we have re-written the guidance for quizzes to cover common use cases and queries and… Read more »

MUSE is on the way

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What is MUSE? The Mid-Unit Student Evaluation (MUSE) is a survey designed to encourage students to reflect on their progress to date and feed back on their learning experience, including views on any summative or formative feedback received during their current unit. This information enables tutors to incorporate any necessary enhancements moving forward, therefore adding… Read more »

Preparing for Curriculum Design

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Effective assessment and feedback is underpinned by sound curriculum design. Some programme teams may have participated in LEAP (Learning Excellence Acceleration Programme) workshops on curriculum design led by staff from the Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL), the forerunner of FLIE and will be familiar with some of the pedagogic building blocks of curriculum design… Read more »

Online learning@BU

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As we move into another period with the focus on online teaching and learning, a reminder of the resources available via the Me@BU link on the Brightspace homepage. A collaboration by staff from various teams across the university, the Online learning@BU section provides advice and resources to support students when studying from home and online…. Read more »