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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 »

Brightspace Awards Case Study

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The Brightspace Awards tool follows the concept of gamification and provides a system by which a certain achievement, or collection of achievements, can be acknowledged and recognised by issuing a badge or certificate as a form of micro-credential accredited by the Department or issuing organisation. Badges and certificates can be automatically generated using release conditions,… Read more »

Using Rubrics for effective marking and feedback

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What is a rubric?  Rubrics are used to evaluate an assignment or activity based on a predefined set of criteria. They help ensure that assignments are evaluated fairly and consistently.  Essentially, a rubric provides marking guidelines to use to evaluate a piece of student’s work​.  It can also further support learning by providing students with feedback and feedforward comments where improvements can been made.  Have you… Read more »

Reflections from an Assessment and Feedback festival: a two-part blog. Part 2

The keynote Lecture, entitled “Reflections on transforming assessment and feedback: complexity and collaboration” was presented by Bournemouth University academics Debbie Holley and Anne Quinney to the Medway universities’ Creative and inclusive Assessment and Feedback Festival September 2020.    Part 2: Reflections from Debbie Holley and Anne Quinney – keynote speakers This was a first for… Read more »

Reflections from an Assessment and Feedback festival: a two-part blog. Part 1.

The keynote Lecture, entitled “Reflections on transforming assessment and feedback: complexity and collaboration” was presented by Bournemouth University academics Debbie Holley and Anne Quinney to the Medway universities’ Creative and inclusive Assessment and Feedback Festival September 2020.   Medway Learning and Teaching festival is an annual event which has run since 2014. Because of the… Read more »

‘Writing better assignments in the post-Covid19 era’

Leading writers on the scholarship of teaching and learning, Professors Sally Brown and Kay Sambell have created a suite of work on assessment in a time of covid. You can access the collection here https://sally-brown.net/kay-sambell-and-sally-brown-covid-19-assessment-collection/ Their recent blogposts include content on compassionate assessment and on assessment design. I will be adding some of the content… Read more »

Guidance for live ‘synchronous’ delivery of teaching in 2020/21

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As we prepare for the new Academic Year, here is some guidance on the tools that you can use for live delivery of teaching. Zoom for online lectures and seminars As a result of staff feedback collated over the last few months, Zoom is now the recommended platform for delivery of live lecture and seminar… Read more »

Unit preparation and quicklinks in Brightspace

As a part of some of the improved features that have been applied to taught units in Brightspace, which include the new Updates widget and Unit overview widget, we have needed to remove the quicklinks widget to keep the unit homepages from becoming too busy. The quicklinks widget provided links and guidance for adding staff… Read more »

Tools for engagement: Mentimeter and Padlet

Engaging your audience is key to delivery of any kind of information and never more important than in learning and teaching. In a physical space we get a lot from our own intuition, this may be through eye contact or other subtle gestures. In an online space this can be more challenging. So putting subtleties… Read more »