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!
The Chat tool is one of the older Brightspace tools and offers very basic chat functionality which has since been surpassed by other synchronous communication tools like Zoom and MS Teams. A specific flaw in the tool means that when you join a chat you cannot see any messages that have been raised previously so… Read more » about Retiring the Brightspace Chat tool
Panopto will be updating their cloud service on Saturday, 25 June 2022. This will result in up to 4 hours of downtime to the Panopto Cloud site – starting from 22:00. During the downtime, you will not be able to view videos on the Panopto site (or via Brightspace). You will also not be able to… Read more » about Panopto Lecture Capture cloud service downtime
Can there possibly be a silver lining to our experience of teaching and learning during Covid-19? A Wonkhe/Aula survey of 630 academics and professional staff found some interesting positives. More than 80% are more willing to experiment with digital technologies for learning and teaching. The devil, of course, is in the detail in context. In… Read more » about Blended and Flipped the time has come!
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 » about New guidance for the quiz tool now available
When you have recorded a Zoom session or recorded a video using Panopto, you will receive an email from Panopto to notify you that the recording has been processed. To share the recording you must embed the video using the steps outlined in the video below. Embedding videos in Brightspace content Embedding the video means… Read more » about Sharing Panopto videos from Brightspace
Two experts in the sector, Prof Sally Brown and Prof Kay Sambell, have created some excellent resources to assist staff in moving to a blended mode of delivery. These resources include ’50 tips for replacements for tie-constrained, invigilated, on-site exams’ and ‘Building bridges to the future: assessment which promotes learning post coronavirus’. Both… Read more » about Blended and flipped learning: timely resources to support a move to a blended teaching and learning experience
Sharing video is now more relevant than ever and with increased interactions happening online you might find yourself with a bunch of video files that you need to share with your students. There’s a number of ways in which this can be done, but to ensure the best possible experience for students (and staff!) we… Read more » about Sharing video files with your students
Video Note recordings have now been extended from 5 minutes to 30 minutes to give you a bit more flexibility when getting your message across. Video Notes are generally short webcam recordings which are a quick and personal way to engage with students. Videos can be more authentic, are quick to record and can contain… Read more » about Video Note recording time now increased to 30 minutes
At FLIE, we promote working with creative methods with HE students to encourage divergent thinking. We showcased work previously using collage, images, lego and origami Working with creative methods assists active learning in both small and large groups through reflection, personalisation and social learning, Rebecca Hindley, Lecturer & Faculty of Management Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)… Read more » about