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Issue: Turnitin voice comments bug

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We are currently aware of an issue with Turnitin voice comments where feedback that has been recorded after 25 November using Chrome or Edge browsers will be distorted when played back. Until this issue is resolved, you must use the Firefox or Safari (Mac) browser when recording Turnitin voice comments. Note that when using Firefox on a BU… Read more »

Escape Rooms – Drop-in Session in FG04

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Are you interested in creating a virtual escape room in your Brightspace unit? By bringing the theory of gamification and introducing an element of competition or reward into tasks or activities, escape room exercises can be developed within Brightspace using a combination of the available tools and other external resources, which can be physical or… Read more »

Murky Waters of File Sharing

Academic Integrity 2022/23 webinar series

Next in the Academic Integrity online webinar series line-up is Dr Brenda M Stoesz with the ‘Murky Waters of File Sharing’ which considers the issue of file sharing as contract cheating. This is taking place on Wednesday 7th December 4-5pm, read her abstract below. “Sharing course notes with classmates may be viewed as a collaborative… Read more »

Setting up your ‘My Unit Feedback’ survey

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My Unit Feedback is a unit-level survey at all levels which replaces MUSE. It will run towards the end of the unit. It will ask students about their learning experience on each of their units. The feedback received helps you to further build on your areas of good practice and identify any areas for development…. Read more »

Contract Cheating – Solutions for Prevention & Identification

Academic Integrity 2022/23 webinar series

The online webinar series on Academic Integrity continues with a talk by Dr Thomas Lancaster on Wednesday 7th December 12-1pm on ‘Contract Cheating – Solutions for Prevention and Identification’, discussing the issues of essay mills and how to combat the threats to academic value. Read his abstract below. “Contract cheating, the process where a student… Read more »

Plagiarism in the Disrupted HE Landscape

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The first talk in the Academic Integrity online webinar series takes place next week on Tuesday 29th November 4-5pm with speaker Dr Sarah Elaine Eaton presenting on where plagiarism sits in the realm of Higher Education’s changing landscape. Read her abstract below. “Academic integrity and plagiarism are about much more than student conduct. Academic integrity… Read more »

Eye Tracking Technologies

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The FLIE Learning Technology team have been investigating eye tracking technology and how it can be applied to innovate teaching and learning practices. What is eye tracking technology? Eye tracking technology helps observe and measure eye movements, pupil dilation, point of gaze, and blinking to see where subjects of a study focus their visual attention,… Read more »

Panopto student submissions – drop-in session in FG04

Have you thought about using Panopto for student video assignments? Students also have permissions to record with and upload to Panopto. This makes it a useful tool for student video assignments as they can be easily submitted via Brightspace units. FLIE is running a face-to-face drop-in session on Tuesday 29th November 12:00 to 13:30 in… Read more »

Academic Integrity online seminars

Academic Integrity 2022/23 webinar series

Tales of the Unexpected: Traps and Pitfalls in Academic Integrity A series of online seminars led by experts from around the world. Hosted by Bournemouth University. UK Higher Education has a reputation for quality, relevance, and integrity. This is evidenced through institutional documentation, student feedback, staff commitment and regulatory reporting. Factors that support student learning… Read more »

Using Mahara ePortfolio for student assessment

Have you thought about using Mahara for student assessment? This easy-to-use portfolio is a great tool for students to write reflections and evidence activities and experience. Mahara can be used for many different portfolio purposes, such as study, professional development, work-integrated learning, assessment, showcase and presentation, and employability. Mahara can be used with individual or… Read more »