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Adding subtitles to live presentations

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Would you like to add subtitles to your live presentations as they happen? Students who rely on captions or subtitles can sometimes struggle to follow live presentations; both Zoom and Panopto produce transcripts of recordings, but these happen after the event. Now, using a feature built-in to PowerPoint called Microsoft Translator, it is possible caption… Read more »

Racing Around Poole Harbour in a Sunseeker – 25 Years On

Sometimes in our professional lives, something triggers us to reflect on past events. Some of my colleagues may already know that from my PhD research, I invented the first commercially available intelligent ship autopilot. Back in the early 1990’s, this was an early application of using artificial intelligence in a commercial product. This October, it… Read more »

Mahara ePortfolio scheduled maintenance – Wednesday 21 October 08:00am to 10:00am

On Wednesday, 21 October from 08:00am to 10:00am, the Mahara ePortfolio system (https://maharabu.bournemouth.ac.uk/) will be intermittently unavailable whilst essential maintenance takes place. During this time please avoid creating or editing any portfolio content on the system. If you experience any issues after 10:00am, log out of the system and log back in. If your problem… Read more »

TeachBU is Open Again – Apply for HEA Fellowship this Academic Year

As you may already be aware, our TeachBU programme has been accredited by Advance HE for the next 4-year period. I’m therefore delighted to confirm that applications for HEA Fellowship in the Associate Fellow, Fellow, and Senior Fellow categories are now invited from staff. Our web pages have been updated with new forms, guidance and… Read more »

Quick tips for Zoom and Panopto

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As Semester 1 gets into full swing, we’re all getting more familiar with the tools available for teaching online and their functionality. Here are a few pointers to help you use these tools effectively for your online teaching delivery. Create a Panopto folder on your unit Thanks to the integration of Zoom with Brightspace, any… Read more »

Panopto Services scheduled downtime – Thursday 8 October 12:00am – 03:00am

On Thursday, 8 October Panopto services will be updated to improve performance and scalability. This update will occur from 12:00am to 3:00am BST and during this time Panopto services will be unavailable. This means that Panopto videos (including lecture recordings) in Brightspace, and also Panopto recording functionality will be temporarily unavailable during this time. We… Read more »

Workshops and Drop-ins reminder

FLIE workshops and daily drop-ins are still continuing, to help support staff in the development and delivery of their online and blended pedagogies. FLIE Digital Pedagogies Framework themes View the timetable and access the sessions from the Workshops and Drop-ins page of the Brightspace Staff Resources area. There’s no need to book, simply click on… Read more »

‘Writing better assignments in the post-Covid19 era’

Leading writers on the scholarship of teaching and learning, Professors Sally Brown and Kay Sambell have created a suite of work on assessment in a time of covid. You can access the collection here https://sally-brown.net/kay-sambell-and-sally-brown-covid-19-assessment-collection/ Their recent blogposts include content on compassionate assessment and on assessment design. I will be adding some of the content… Read more »

IT solutions for students to connect to a BU computer remotely

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IT Services has been working hard to deliver a number of digital solutions to support students in studying remotely. This includes various options for connecting to the university to use the applications and software available on BU computers – both for timetabled online sessions, and for self-study. If students need access to a BU computer or software… Read more »