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MUSE is on the way

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What is MUSE? The Mid-Unit Student Evaluation (MUSE) is a survey designed to encourage students to reflect on their progress to date and feed back on their learning experience, including views on any summative or formative feedback received during their current unit. This information enables tutors to incorporate any necessary enhancements moving forward, therefore adding… Read more »

Padlet – Content safety team email

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We have just been made aware that due to a bug, staff who have created Padlet walls may have received emails from the Padlet Content Safety team today (25/02/20) with the following text: “We have cleared and reinstated your content that was removed in case ID xxxxxxxxx. Please refresh the padlet page for the changes… Read more »

Bookable appointments with the Calendly app

The Calendly app can be used for bookable appointments where you can create a list of available slots which your students can choose from and book. Appointments can be setup to automatically create an MS Teams or Zoom meeting which will add the appointment and associated meeting links to your Outlook Calendar. Calendly is best… Read more »

Free webinar: Accelerate and humanise skills-based learning with video feedback and assessment

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On Wednesday 10 March 14.00 – 15.00 GMT, Times Higher Education and GoReact are offering a free webinar panel discussion about the role of video assessment and feedback in remote and face-to-face courses, and why it is becoming increasingly important for a wide variety of subjects. The discussion will exchange knowledge and provide examples of best… Read more »

Digifest 2021 – 8-11 March

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Digifest 2021 is now a free event for Jisc member organisations. Digifest is the UK’s leading edtech conference and members can join for free in an innovative and interactive online environment across four days. Digifest 2021 will focus on learning and teaching and libraries, providing a space to share best practice, learnings and experiences from 2020. You can find… Read more »

LT online drop-ins in March

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Learning Technologists continue to be online at 11am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These sessions are run via Zoom and can be accessed via the Brightspace Staff Resources Workshops and Drop-in pages. Simply click on the link in the table on the day between 11-11.30am to join. We’re here to support you and try our best to answer your queries concerning… Read more »

Sharing Panopto videos from Brightspace

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 »

Running a successful Zoom session

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We’re all getting familiar with presenting on Zoom and utilising its technical capabilities, but how can you maximise engagement in your online teaching sessions and aim to give the best experience to your participants? Here we share some best practice tips to help your Zoom sessions run successfully. Practice makes perfect Maybe you’re new to… Read more »

Generic Assessment Criteria – new QAA guidance.

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, the QAA, has issued new guidance on degree outcome descriptions for Level 6. https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/annex-d-outcome-classification-descriptions-for-fheq-level-6-and-fqheis-level-10-degrees.pdf?sfvrsn=824c981_10 At BU, the Centre for Fusion Learning, Innovation and Excellence (FLIE) and Academic Quality are reviewing the wording of the current BU Generic Assessment Criteria to ensure they are in alignment with this new… Read more »

Zoom and Panopto recordings in Semester 2

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Scheduling Zoom sessions from Brightspace When scheduling Zoom sessions from Brightspace there’s a few settings to note. These are all ticked by default but here’s a quick explanation of what they do: ✔ Passcode – The passcode is mandatory and essential to prevent Zoom bombing. Students will not be required to enter the passcode when they join… Read more »