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Brightspace analytic workshop resources

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If you missed our recent Faculty workshops on Monitoring engagement with Brightspace analytics, you can catch up with all the resources on the Workshops and Drop-ins page of the Brightspace Staff resources area. In the workshops, we demonstrated where you can find analytics reporting within your Brightspace unit and some of the benefits of utilising… Read more »

Student progress reporting for Academic Advisers

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From the Monday 30 November 2020, student progress reports will be available for Academic Advisers in Brightspace to help inform conversations with students on their academic progress and engagement in their studies. The reports cover a student’s usage and engagement in Brightspace for each unit they are enrolled in which includes useful indicators like logins… Read more »

Peer Reflection on Education Practice (PREP)

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The PREP (Peer Reflection on Education Practice) process involves identification of a theme as part of your departmental AMER and this can be any aspect of education enhancement such as assessment, feedback, student voice etc. Some may link the PREP theme to their reflection based on results of NSS, MUSE etc. The peer observation process is… Read more »

Creative ways to use Padlet

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  Padlet works like an online sheet of paper onto which people add content including images, videos, documents, text or links to external resources.  Students and staff can then organise the content on the page and engage with it through comments and reactions (likes, votes, stars and grades). This means Padlet works particularly well for… Read more »

Zoom Cloud recordings update

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Since the launch of Zoom at BU, the platform has been integrated with Panopto which provides the ability to stream and share meeting recordings. This means that when a Zoom session is recorded it is stored on the Zoom Cloud and also automatically transferred to Panopto.  In order to manage the Zoom Cloud storage quota… Read more »

Helping students understand assessment and feedback

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How can you help your students to understand their assessment and feedback? The Assessment and Feedback toolkit provides lots of resources on some of the tools and strategies to align your assessment and feedback practices within BU policy. And now FLIE have produced this new ‘at-a-glance’ guide to support academic staff in implementing some of… Read more »

Brightspace online quizzes FAQs

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Are you thinking about using online quizzes for assessment? Using the Brightspace quiz tool can bring several benefits, such as reducing the administrative burden, reaching large cohorts, and providing some basic analytics around question and response statistics. Here we answer some of the frequently asked questions around online quizzes to help get you started. Creating… Read more »

New look Brightspace staff resources area coming soon

The Brightspace Staff Resources area, available under the Help tab on Brightspace, is full of useful guidance to support staff in the development and delivery of their units. This area continues to grow in response to the acquisition of new tools to facilitate online learning and the sharing of good practice examples. In response to your… Read more »

D2L Online Learning training sessions

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D2L, the suppliers of Brightspace, have lots of resources on how to use Brightspace tools (check out the Brightspace Tutorials YouTube channel). This December, they are also offering five 30 min training sessions specifically around online learning, covering topics such as how to structure an online course, how to gamify courses and what personalised learning… Read more »