Teaching and Learning

Workshop – Using Awards in Brightspace

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Have you thought about using online awards in Brightspace? Are digital badges something you would like to trial with your students this academic year? Why use online badges or certificates in Brightspace? Online awards don’t contribute to formal grades but can be used to reward student achievements that encourage the work ethic you want to… Read more »

Mentimeter webinars – September 2022

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If you missed the recent webinars on Mentimeter, our online polling tool which can add an interactive element to your lectures and presentations, you can catch up on the recordings here. Mentimeter for Beginners – an introduction to getting started with the tool Mentimeter Advanced features – demonstrating some of the more advanced features of the… Read more »

Integrating Climate and Ecological Crisis into teaching – new Brightspace unit

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BU’s goal is that all students are exposed to learning on the Climate and/or Ecological Crisis at each level of their programme. So this means at least one unit in each level should cover Climate and/or Ecological Crisis. We have prepared a space on Brightspace (presented as a unit) which includes resources which we hope… Read more »

Hybrid events with the Meeting Owl 360

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The Meeting Owl 360 is an easy-to-use, plug in and play device for use in a hybrid teaching or meeting environment. It’s a 360-degree camera, microphone and speaker all-in-one.  The Owl will capture all the people in the room on video and on microphone, wherever they are in the room. It will automatically zoom in… Read more »

Mentimeter webinar – Thursday 15th September

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Mentimeter will be delivering a second webinar on Thursday 15th September 13.00-14.00 just for BU, demonstrating some of the more advanced features of the tool with lots of ideas for how Mentimeter can be used in your teaching. These sessions are always very interactive and fun so do come along and learn about some of… Read more »

Upcoming workshops to support unit preparation

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FLIE will be running a series of workshops through September and into semester one to support you with your teaching and learning for the next academic year. All sessions will be online. No need to sign up; links will be made available via our Workshops and Drop ins page or simply click on the links below at… Read more »

Retiring the Brightspace Chat tool

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The Chat tool is one of the older Brightspace tools and offers very basic chat functionality which has since been surpassed by other synchronous communication tools like Zoom and MS Teams. A specific flaw in the tool means that when you join a chat you cannot see any messages that have been raised previously so… Read more »

100 Ideas for Active Learning – free eBook

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Produced by the Active Learning Network and launched at their recent conference, 100 Ideas for Active Learning is a practical handbook to inspire ‘innovative educational experiences’. The book is aimed at educators wanting to apply active learning tools and strategies in their teaching and learning. Practitioners from around the world have come together in the… Read more »