Teaching and Learning

What are Release Conditions and how can I use them?

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Release Conditions allow you to release content and activities in a sequential order or to create custom learning paths for your students through the materials and activities in your unit. For example, you could create a condition that requires students to view a content topic before they gained access to a quiz. A wide range… Read more »

Online learning@BU

Staff from various teams within the university have been collaborating to develop a new tab on ME@BU (available from the Brightspace Homepage) titled Online learning@BU. This new resource will support students with their remote learning activities. The tab, which was launched yesterday, is divided into key areas that specifically address this new way of working. It will give students the tools,… Read more »

Turnitin service unavailable on Thursday 30 April from 8:00am to 1:00pm

The Turnitin Feedback Studio and Originality Report service will be temporarily unavailable due to essential maintenance on Thursday 30 April from 8:00am to 1:00pm. During this time you will not be able to view and mark student papers in the Turnitin Feedback Studio or view Originality Reports. Submitted papers will still be available to view… Read more »

LT Drop in clinics week beginning 20th April

Thank you for the continued positive feedback that the team is receiving. It’s good to know that the work we are doing, often behind the scenes, is having impact across the organisation. This week, we’re moving to take a closer look at quizzes on Brightspace during our online LT drop in clinics.  So if you’re… Read more »

Sharing video files with your students

Sharing video is now more relevant than ever and with increased interactions happening online you might find yourself with a bunch of video files that you need to share with your students. There’s a number of ways in which this can be done, but to ensure the best possible experience for students (and staff!) we… Read more »

Video Note recording time now increased to 30 minutes

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Video Note recordings have now been extended from 5 minutes to 30 minutes to give you a bit more flexibility when getting your message across. Video Notes are generally short webcam recordings which are a quick and personal way to engage with students. Videos can be more authentic, are quick to record and can contain… Read more »

Brightspace Virtual Classroom update

In response to the increased demand for the Virtual Classroom we have just moved to an enhanced licence which now offers the following improvements with immediate effect: Participant limit increased from 50 to 150 Session times increased from 60 minutes to 240 minutes Teaching teams/Presenters can now join sessions 10 minutes before the scheduled start… Read more »

Anonymous Marking now turned off

Anonymous Marking has now been disabled in Brightspace for assignments with deadlines after the following dates: Faculty of Health & Social Sciences: 2nd April Faculty of Management / BU Business School: 3rd April Faculty of Media and Communication: 30th March Faculty of Science & technology: 31st March If you are due to begin marking an… Read more »

LT Drop in clinics over the Easter break

Thank you for all the positive feedback we have been receiving in response to the LT online drop in clinics around the use of Virtual Classrooms and Panopto. As we move into the Easter break, we look forward to continuing to support colleagues with the shift to online teaching. Further to our ususal day-to-day support,… Read more »