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New curricular units now available on Brightspace

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The new curricular units for 2020/21 are now available on Brightspace for staff. Students will access the 2020/21 units one week prior to the start of semester one, for the majority of programmes this will be 14 September. To help staff prepare for the coming academic year FLIE will be supporting Faculties with online sessions… Read more »

Opportunity to shape the future development of the Brightspace assessment tools

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As part of the product development process at D2L, they regularly consult with clients to inform their product decisions. With enhancements to the assessment tools scheduled for the next wave of development, D2L are currently looking for staff who would be interested in participating in structured research sessions to help shape the platform going forward…. Read more »

CEMP Workshop: Doing Education On Screen

Learning from Research Time: Jun 17, 2020 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM This online event led by the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) will share findings and best practice from research into learning in virtual spaces. It is open to all BU staff and will offer a supportive space for discussing how we… Read more »

LT online drop in sessions running throughout June

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Further to our usual day-to-day support, Learning Technologists will be online at 11am every day in June. We’re here to help colleagues with any enquiries around the use of Brightspace and its tools. Simply click on the link in the table below between 11-11.30am to speak ‘face-to-face’ with an LT and we’ll do our best… Read more »

Applying for HEA Fellowship

If you are interested in applying for HEA Fellowship via our TeachBU scheme, then please click here to use the four step online tutorial which I have recorded to help you. I recommend that you use all of the four steps which cover the following topics: STEP 1 – Introduction to TeachBU STEP 2 –… Read more »

Best practice tips for learning design and mobile devices

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Mobile devices provide students with the flexibility to access their learning as and when they require it and data shows that people are accessing their mobile phones up to 10 times every hour. So it’s important to consider how to deliver a quality Brightspace experience on smaller screens. Brightspace provides mobile access via the Pulse… Read more »

Using learning analytics to improve student success

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Have you utilised the Intelligent Agents tool in Brightspace? Intelligent Agents can be used to delve into unit analytics and enhance the student experience by automatically monitoring student activity and addressing concerns promptly with automated responses. They have the potential to deliver real impact whilst saving you valuable time. Intelligent Agents work with release conditions…. Read more »