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Save the dates – ASV lunch, learn and innovate!

Join our lunchtime ASV workshops to develop your foundational knowledge and hands-on skills to effectively integrate Animation, Simulation, and Visualisation (ASV) tools into your teaching and learning practices. We’ll discuss ASV concepts and the importance of ASV in enhancing learning experiences, and focus on different tools and case studies in each session. 7th Feb 3rd… Read more » about Save the dates – ASV lunch, learn and innovate!

Support and guidance for Semester 2

For semester 1 this year, attendance capture was introduced across all levels for taught curricular sessions whereby attendance is captured by teaching staff at the start of a session using the JISC Learning Analytics platform. If you weren’t teaching during semester 1 or just need to a refresher on the steps involved, this is covered… Read more » about Support and guidance for Semester 2

Getting started with Mentimeter

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Are you new to Mentimeter or haven’t used it in a while and would like to refresh your knowledge? Join Mentimeter’s free interactive webinar on February 7th  and learn everything you need to know to start hosting interactive presentations, such as: How to easily facilitate active learning Techniques for leveraging student insights to improve teaching… Read more » about Getting started with Mentimeter

TeachBU Now Using New Professional Standards Framework

I am delighted to announce that BU is one of the first Universities accredited by Advance HE, to successfully transition from the previous 2011 version of the professional standards framework (PSF), to the new 2023 version. Thank you to everyone at BU involved in helping to make this happen. Whilst the descriptors and dimensions of… Read more » about TeachBU Now Using New Professional Standards Framework

‘Your teaching team’ widget – New improvement for Brightspace unit homepages

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The Your teaching team widget is a new addition for curricular unit homepages which displays contact information for the unit’s teaching team at a glance. The widget uses information from the Brightspace profile page which means you only need to update your details in one place (rather than in each unit that you teach). By default… Read more » about ‘Your teaching team’ widget – New improvement for Brightspace unit homepages

Showcasing good practice with AI

Showcasing examples of BU staff using Generative AI FLIE have produced a series of short vlogs in conversation with BU academics, sharing examples and talking about their practices in adopting and embracing Generative AI in their teaching, learning and assessment design. You can find the recordings on our Generative AI Resource Hub, along with lots… Read more » about Showcasing good practice with AI

Applying for Advance HE’s HEA Fellowship in 2024?

Any colleagues considering applying for Advance HE’s HEA Fellowship in 2024 are invited to attend one of our TeachBU training workshops in January to understand the application process: 11th Jan 2024 @ 13:00 – 14:00 Talbot Campus 18th Jan 2024 @ 13:00 – 14:00 Lansdowne Campus 23th Jan 2024 @ 13:00 – 14:00 Talbot Campus… Read more » about Applying for Advance HE’s HEA Fellowship in 2024?

Join us in January at one of our FLIE tech showcases

Join us at one of our showcase sessions where we’ll introduce you to some of the new tools we’ve been piloting this semester, such as H5P for creating interactive learning objects and the PeerScholar self and peer assessment tool. And also demo some of the equipment from the Pedagogical Innovation Lab, including our VR Headsets,… Read more » about Join us in January at one of our FLIE tech showcases

TeachBU Update – BU Colleagues Achieving HEA Fellowship

I’m delighted to confirm that the following BU colleagues have recently achieved fellowship from Advance HE after applying through TeachBU: Associate Fellow: Marianna Constantinou Danielle Guy Daniel Pascoe Rabeea Maqsood Charlotte Martin Fellow: Ben Parker Nayoung Ahn Louise Beresford Rajid Shome Congratulations!!! Dr Martyn Polkinghorne Chair of the TeachBU Assessment Panel for Fellowship Applications

H5P blog series – Text-based activities

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What is H5P? Check out our recent blog post here This blog continues our showcasing of some of the H5P content available to inspire you to think about how this tool could be used for your Brightspace online content.  We have a limited number of licences in our pilot so your faculty Learning Technologist will… Read more » about H5P blog series – Text-based activities