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Peer assessment with uGrade – FLIE workshops

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What is uGrade? uGrade is BU’s name for a peer and self-assessment system called WebPA, a product of Loughborough University and the University of Hull. uGrade is open source, locally hosted and integrated with Brightspace. It allows groups of students to mark each other’s (and their own) participation in group work against set criteria. How does… 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 »

Assessment and Feedback masterclasses continuing

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Join Anne Quinney and Dai Hounsell, Visiting Professor in FLIE, as they continue their masterclasses linked to the theme of Assessment and Feedback.  Join them online on the dates below to find out more, share your own experiences and ask any questions. Effective Feedback – Wednesday 26th May 1-2pm Are there secrets to successful feedback?… Read more »

FUSE – unit feedback pilot

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FLIE is running a pilot student survey this week with selected units in BUBS. The survey is called FUSE – Final Unit Student Evaluation. The survey is designed using a Learning Gain model to support the Teaching Excellence Framework with questions based upon Bloom’s Taxonomy of Higher Order Thinking Skills. FUSE is running in Brightspace… Read more »

The Turnitin draft checker and dissertations

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What is the Turnitin draft checker? The Turnitin draft checker service provides originality reports for students on their draft assignments to help them identify any potential issues with referencing and plagiarism. Students can upload their work to view a Similarity report and score on their work, allowing them to decide whether they have referenced their… Read more »

Signposting and Zoom recordings

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‘What one thing could universities do to improve the quality of digital teaching and learning?’ This question was posed to students in Jisc’s recent Student Digital Experience Insights survey 2020. The top two themes arising from this question on how to help students learn effectively were: Record all lectures and upload promptly Improve consistency and… Read more »

New Mentimeter Online Tutorial

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Mentimeter is an audience response system which allows you to pose questions anonymously during a live session and then display the answers back to your audience in real time through various visualisations. To help you become more familiar with some of the functionality of Mentimeter and enable a better understanding of how and when you… Read more »

Animation with PowerPoint

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Kevin Stratvert, a former Microsoft engineer, has put together a step-by-step tutorial on learning how to use animations in Microsoft PowerPoint. Covering all the essentials of animating in PowerPoint, the tutorial looks at: animation fundamentals layering on multiple animations adjusting the duration and speed building out a complete animation scene using morph to animate objects… Read more »

Sharing your Zoom (Panopto) recordings on Brightspace

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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. The email will have a link to the recording for your personal use. Unfortunately, this video link cannot be copied and shared with students. To share… Read more »