Teaching and Learning

Upcoming FLIE Workshops

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FLIE will be running some new workshops for academic staff this semester. The first two sessions will focus on Teaching Large Cohorts (Wednesday 27 October) and on Inclusion, Equality and Social Justice (Friday 29 October).  Teaching Large Cohorts We are usually so busy that the experience of teaching and learning large cohorts is taken as… Read more »

Introduction to Brightspace for new starters

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As part of our Brightspace online training we’ve recently added a module for new starters. This module is aimed at new teaching staff to help them get familiar with navigating Brightspace and to understand some of the basics, including: where to go for help and support the different types of units the different content experiences… Read more »

Bookable appointments with the Bookings app

The Microsoft Bookings app is part of the Office365 suite of applications and allows you to create bookable slots for your students (and colleagues). Booked appointments are added to your Outlook calendar (and the person’s who has booked) along with an optional link to a Teams meeting if you wish to have the appointment online…. Read more »

What is a Learning Technologist?

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“Learning technologists are people who are actively involved in managing, researching, supporting or enabling learning with the use of learning technology” – The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) The Learning Technologists at BU are based in the Centre for Fusion Learning Innovation and Excellence (FLIE). There is a Faculty Learning Technologist dedicated to each of… Read more »

What’s New for 2021

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Welcome to Semester 1, 2021! As you start working with Brightspace again, you may notice some new features and changes to the look and feel of our virtual learning environment.  Some of the resources and guidance pages have been redesigned to make it easier to find the advice or information that you are looking for. … Read more »

Relaunch of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice relaunches at the end of this month. The programme develops your skills as a critical and reflective Higher Education practitioner in any role which supports learning, and successful completion leads to nomination as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy for BU staff. The PGCert has been completely redesigned… Read more »

Reminder – upcoming Faculty sessions

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The revised Digital Pedagogies Framework is now available to support staff in the development and delivery of their units for the new academic year, and FLIE will be running Faculty sessions again next week to introduce the newly updated framework. Why should I attend? As well as highlighting some of the changes that have been… Read more »

Workshops and drop-ins for September

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The following workshops will be running this September to support staff with preparing their teaching for the next semester. You can join us face-to-face in FG04 or online via Zoom. (Please note there are no computer facilities in the room so you might want to bring your own device if joining in the room). Online… Read more »