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Escape Rooms in Education Showcase

Earlier this month, FLIE colleagues were fortunate to be involved in Escape Rooms in Education Showcase 2.0, an event run by Heriot Watt’s Learning and Teaching Academy, now in its second year. A very packed day was dedicated to showcasing examples of the use of escape rooms in education. This consisted of live lightning talks,… Read more » about Escape Rooms in Education Showcase

MATLAB and Simulink news

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Here are some useful resources and upcoming events from MATLAB to support you and your students in using the tool. Using MATLAB and Python together – Cheat Sheet This cheat sheet provides instructions and code to help make it easier to use MATLAB and Python together. MATLAB and Simulink – upcoming webinars Search the list… Read more » about MATLAB and Simulink news

Issue: Turnitin voice comments

We are currently aware of an issue affecting audio feedback (“Voice comments”) with Turnitin assignments. Voice comments must be recorded using Firefox or Safari browsers Issue Where audio feedback (“Voice comments”) has been recorded by staff on a student assignment using Chrome or Edge browsers will be distorted when played back. Workaround Until this issue… Read more » about Issue: Turnitin voice comments

Celebrating Teaching Excellence at TeachBU

Recently, we had the honour of celebrating the accomplishments of several esteemed colleagues in being awarded varying levels of AdvanceHE Fellowship through TeachBU. In the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences (FHSS), we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Catherine Rattley and Catherine Beresford for achieving the Associate Fellowship. In the Faculty of Science & Technology… Read more » about Celebrating Teaching Excellence at TeachBU

JISC Learning Analytics unexpected outage: 19/03/24 1:00pm to 2:15pm

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We had an unexpected service disruption on the JISC Learning Analytics site on Tuesday 19 March from 1:00pm to 14:15pm where users were unable to log in to the service. During this time the site was online but login attempts were blocked and redirected back to the login page. This was reported to JISC support… Read more » about JISC Learning Analytics unexpected outage: 19/03/24 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) – Your Ultimate Broadcast Resource!

What is BoB? https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ BoB (Box of Broadcasts) is an online service that allows you to stream and access a library of audio-visual content, making it an invaluable tool for your educational journey. Developed with educators and researchers in mind, BoB offers a user-friendly interface and an abundance of features that cater to your specific… Read more » about Box of Broadcasts (BoB) – Your Ultimate Broadcast Resource!

Showcasing good practice with AI

Showcasing examples of BU staff using Generative AI FLIE have produced a series of short vlogs in conversation with BU academics, sharing examples and talking about their practices in adopting and embracing Generative AI in their teaching, learning and assessment design. You can find the recordings on our Generative AI Resource Hub, along with lots… Read more » about Showcasing good practice with AI

Academic Skills Hub is now live

The Academic Skills Hub on BrightSpace is now live, providing a focal point for online resources, 1:1 appointments and workshops in a wide range of academic skills, including: Maths Writing Academic integrity Digital skills English language skills (for international students) Finding sources Referencing Statistical analysis and so much more! Please share this PowerPoint slide with all students…. Read more » about Academic Skills Hub is now live

Improving student engagement and interaction on Brightspace – Meet H5P

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Improving student engagement and interaction on Brightspace – Meet H5P If you are looking to enhance the content of your Brightspace units, you might want to look at H5P (HTML5 Package). So, what is H5P? H5P is an open-source technology  that can be embedded into Brightspace Units and is designed to work across different platforms, including… Read more » about Improving student engagement and interaction on Brightspace – Meet H5P

New units and Brightspace guidance

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The new curricular units for 2023/24 will be available on Brightspace to staff from Thursday 6th July.  Moving to a new content layout with ‘Lessons’ For the coming academic year we are moving to the Lessons (v1) content layout for all new units so this means that all 23/24 curricular units will have this content… Read more » about New units and Brightspace guidance