Teaching and Learning

Generative AI workshops – Wed 29th Nov

The integration of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents an opportunity for academic staff to embrace emerging technologies in the educational landscape. FLIE are running a series of training sessions aimed at equipping educators with the knowledge and skills to effectively integrate generative AI into university education. Sign up via Eventbrite or join online on the day via… Read more » about Generative AI workshops – Wed 29th Nov

Evaluating GenAI effectiveness- workshop 22nd Nov 1pm

The integration of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents an opportunity for academic staff to embrace emerging technologies in the educational landscape. FLIE are running a series of training sessions aimed at equipping educators with the knowledge and skills to effectively integrate generative AI into university education. Sign up via Eventbrite or join online on the day via… Read more » about Evaluating GenAI effectiveness- workshop 22nd Nov 1pm

Monitoring Discussion Board activity in Brightspace

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The Discussions tool is a really useful way to direct student enquiries to one space, and to allow all the students on a unit to view responses to queries. If you’re using discussion boards in this way, you’ll need to monitor the interactions so that you can review activity and provide timely responses. Brightspace will… Read more » about Monitoring Discussion Board activity in Brightspace

National Teaching Fellow Scheme session: Wednesday 29th November

Do your students think “You are brilliant?” Have you been nominated for a VC award? Do you share your teaching expertise on Professional and Regulatory Bodies? Then this session is for you! Come along to our National Teaching Fellowship ‘Getting started’ session and find out if this is an award for you, this academic year… Read more » about National Teaching Fellow Scheme session: Wednesday 29th November

Inclusivity Fundamentals workshop – 3-4pm Wed 18th Oct

These sessions from FLIE provide an introductory exploration of key theories related to the creation of an equitable and inclusive curriculum, supplemented with practical examples. They will underscore the importance of fostering staff competence to enhance their confidence in employing inclusive teaching strategies. Additionally, the sessions will look into the significance of collaborative efforts with… Read more » about Inclusivity Fundamentals workshop – 3-4pm Wed 18th Oct

Generative AI workshops Wed 11th October

The integration of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents an opportunity for academic staff to embrace emerging technologies in the educational landscape. FLIE are running a series of training sessions aimed at equipping educators with the knowledge and skills to effectively integrate generative AI into university education. Sign up via Eventbrite or join online on the… Read more » about Generative AI workshops Wed 11th October

Brightspace changes and support for AY 23/24

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Welcome back to a new academic year! Students will have access to units for Semester 1/2/3 one week prior to the start of Semester 1, and for the majority of programmes that will be this week (w/c 11th September). Key changes Here is a summary of some of the key changes you’ll find on Brightspace… Read more » about Brightspace changes and support for AY 23/24

Pin announcements ‘to top’ in Brightspace

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Over the years this has been a popular request in the Brightspace user community and now ‘pinning announcements to the top’ is finally available on the platform. So whether it is an important message that you want to prioritise permanently, or just have a prominent welcome message for the first few weeks, you can now… Read more » about Pin announcements ‘to top’ in Brightspace

Introducing Mentimeter to Increase Student Engagement – Wed 6th Sep

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Are you new to Mentimeter? Would you like some help getting started with your first presentation? Mentimeter is an online polling tool which can add an interactive element to your teaching sessions. Question types include Multiple Choice, Ranking, Scales, Word Cloud, Open Ended, and many more. Mentimeter are running an interactive webinar on Wednesday 6th… Read more » about Introducing Mentimeter to Increase Student Engagement – Wed 6th Sep

Brightspace Lessons content experience workshops

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Brightspace units for 2023/24 became available to staff on 6th July. Students will have access to units for Semester 1/2/3 one week prior to the start of Semester 1, for the majority of programmes this will be 11th September. For the coming academic year we are moving to the Lessons (v1) content layout for all new units, to… Read more » about Brightspace Lessons content experience workshops