Teaching and Learning

“Let’s lose the deficit language about online education” – Tansy Jessop’s latest WONKHE blog.

Tansy Jessop is an influential writer on teaching and learning, and currently PVC Education at the University of Bristol. I have met her on several occasions, and been influenced by her publications and her enthusiasm.  She can be relied on for a thoughtful, realistic and optimistic view of teaching and learning. In her WONKHE blog… Read more »

Blended and flipped learning: timely resources to support a move to a blended teaching and learning experience

Two experts in the sector, Prof Sally Brown and Prof Kay Sambell, have created some excellent resources to assist staff in moving to a blended mode of delivery.   These resources include ’50 tips for replacements for tie-constrained, invigilated, on-site exams’ and ‘Building bridges to the future: assessment which promotes learning post coronavirus’.   Both… Read more »

Best practice tips for learning design and mobile devices

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Mobile devices provide students with the flexibility to access their learning as and when they require it and data shows that people are accessing their mobile phones up to 10 times every hour. So it’s important to consider how to deliver a quality Brightspace experience on smaller screens. Brightspace provides mobile access via the Pulse… Read more »

Using learning analytics to improve student success

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Have you utilised the Intelligent Agents tool in Brightspace? Intelligent Agents can be used to delve into unit analytics and enhance the student experience by automatically monitoring student activity and addressing concerns promptly with automated responses. They have the potential to deliver real impact whilst saving you valuable time. Intelligent Agents work with release conditions…. Read more »

Me@BU toolkit improvements

Dr Camila Devis- Rozental  –joined the ‘Debbie and John’ Tech Thursday to share her work on ME@BU. Camila has been using the space (which appears on all the staff and student Brightspace landing pages) to create resources for students to help them with their transitioning into Higher Education. Based on a research piece of work… Read more »

LT Drop in clinics wb 11th May

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The Learning Technologist team look forward to welcoming you to our continued daily online drop in sessions. Further to our usual day-to-day support, we are still providing additional virtual face-to-face sessions for colleagues where we’re happy to help you with any questions around remote teaching or Brightspace tools. Click on the links in the table… Read more »

LT Drop in clinics wb 4th May

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The Learning Technologist team continue to be here to support staff with their enquiries in relation to Brightspace and online teaching. Please ‘drop in’ at any time during the hour to ask any questions you have in relation to pre-recording lecture materials, running seminars and lectures online, personalising communication, enhancing engagement and collaboration, assessment and… Read more »

Improving student engagement with Panopto Quizzes

Are you worried that students are not engaging with your Panopto presentations? Lets face it, no matter how interesting the subject, sitting in front of a screen for long periods can be rather tedious. So how about micro lectures? why not break that 50 minute or 2 hour presentation down into bite size chunks of… Read more »

Brightspace tools for exam revision preparation

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As exam season approaches, here is a quick guide to some of the tools available on Brightspace that can facilitate revision by keeping those communication lines open and helping to build student understanding. The following topics are covered in this week’s online LT drop-in sessions. You can view a recording of today’s session online or… Read more »