Teaching and Learning

Fusion Learning Colloquium – 30th June 2022

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You are invited to share your work in the area of Fusion-based learning in the form of posters or abstracts to showcase innovation and excellence for student learning. All posters and abstracts will be included in a Colloquium proceedings with an ISBN. Your submission can reflect on themes relating to your approach to Fusion-based Learning including… Read more »

Update to Intelligent Agents tool

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Intelligent Agents are a useful tool to track engagement on your unit and to send automated personalised communications to students. Next time you use Brightspace’s Intelligent Agents tool you’ll notice a couple of improvements following a recent update: New user interface The Intelligent Agents tool now has an improved layout which uses expanding/collapsing boxes to economise… Read more »

New Mentimeter slide types

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Mentimeter have recently updated their slide library with some new slide types. When you next log into Mentimeter you’ll see them listed under ‘Type’ when you chose to add a new slide. Mentimeter works well when used synchronously with larger groups, either face-to-face in the classroom or in an online environment. The new question slides… Read more »

Education Enhancement Workshops – May

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After the Easter break, FLIE will be back with two more Education Enhancement Workshops. You can book your spot via the links below. May Using the Generic Assessment Criteria – 11th May (12:00 to 13:00) Co-creating teaching and learning (relational pedagogies) – 18th May (12:00 to 13:00) While you wait for these sessions you can access the… Read more »

Updated Groups tool guidance

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We’ve recently updated our online guidance on how to create groups in Brightspace to provide clearer instructions on the types of groups available, and the process of creating groups and allocating students to them. There are several options when setting up groups: manual allocation, random allocation, or allowing students to self-enrol. If you have a… Read more »

Getting Creative with Release Conditions in Brightspace

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In Brightspace,  Release Conditions can be used to trigger an event when a pre-set condition, or conditions, have been met. For example, an announcement could be released conditionally to students achieving a certain score in a formative quiz, offering generic feedback/feedforward suggestions to students within specified grade ranges. Release conditions are very flexible and can… Read more »

Mentimeter for students

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You’re probably aware that we have an institutional licence for Mentimeter at BU, the audience response system that helps add those interactive elements to teaching sessions. But did you know that all BU students also have access to the BU Mentimeter account, meaning they can utilise the full functionality of Mentimeter? How might students use… Read more »

The context of the inclusivity health check at BU

Last week the FLIE education enhancement workshops reached a milestone session as the third and final in the series on Inclusion Equity and Social Justice. It was taken as an opportunity to step back to review the context(s) of inclusivity in HE and at BU. In our globalised, internationalised, and interlinked world, we regularly encounter… Read more »

LinkedIn Learning academic webinar

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Say hello to hybrid! Wednesday 16 March 13:00-14:00 This webinar from LinkedIn Learning looks at how institutions across Europe, Middle East and Africa are leveraging LinkedIn Learning to adapt to new hybrid models of delivery or shift from remote back to in-person learning, for both students and staff. It will discuss strategy, promotion and best… Read more »