Teaching and Learning

Running a successful Zoom session

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We’re all getting familiar with presenting on Zoom and utilising its technical capabilities, but how can you maximise engagement in your online teaching sessions and aim to give the best experience to your participants? Here we share some best practice tips to help your Zoom sessions run successfully. Practice makes perfect Maybe you’re new to… Read more »

Mentimeter webinar resources

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Mentimeter recently delivered two webinars for colleagues at BU which were very well received. In the first webinar ‘Get started with Mentimeter’, participants learnt the basics of Mentimeter including how and when to use it, creating and editing presentations, and the types and uses of different questions. The second webinar, ‘Take the next step with… Read more »

LT online drop-ins this February

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Learning Technologists continue to be online at 11am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These sessions are run via Zoom and can be accessed via the Brightspace Staff Resources Workshops and Drop-in pages. Simply click on the link in the table on the day between 11-11.30am to join. Come and share your Brightspace and TEL-related enquiries…. Read more »

Rubrics for effective marking and feedback

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As we begin a new semester, it seems timely to think about some of the benefits of using rubrics for marking, and sharing rubric marking criteria and feedback with students. What is a rubric?  Rubrics are used to evaluate an assignment or activity based on a predefined set of criteria. They help ensure that assignments… Read more »

Mentimeter webinars reminder – 27th and 28th Jan

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Mentimeter will be running two interactive webinars this week aimed at both beginners and more advanced users of Mentimeter. Join us to find out how Mentimeter can help you to bring engagement and interactivity to your online teaching in 2021. Get Started with Mentimeter – Wed 27th Jan 10am-11am During this webinar you will get an introduction to Mentimeter… Read more »

Manage and encourage engagement with Intelligent Agents

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Intelligent Agents are one of Brightspace’s most powerful tools. They can be used to delve into unit analytics and enhance the student experience by providing immediate, personalised feedback by email. And emails can be configured to be sent from your personal email address rather than from ‘Brightspace’ (they are totally separate to notifications, so students… Read more »

Facilitating teaching and learning online with Brightspace

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As we move into the next semester, here is a timely reminder of some of the digital tools at your disposal to facilitate your online teaching delivery. LEARNING DELIVERY Pre-recording lecture materials Panopto can be used from your office, or at home, to create recordings providing you with the opportunity to create more detailed content… Read more »

Online learning@BU

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As we move into another period with the focus on online teaching and learning, a reminder of the resources available via the Me@BU link on the Brightspace homepage. A collaboration by staff from various teams across the university, the Online learning@BU section provides advice and resources to support students when studying from home and online…. Read more »

Beginner and Advanced Mentimeter webinars – Wed 27th and Thu 28th Jan

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Mentimeter will be running two interactive webinars this January aimed at both beginners and more advanced users of Mentimeter. Join us to find out how Mentimeter can help you to bring engagement and interactivity to your online teaching in 2021. Get Started with Mentimeter – Wed 27th Jan 10am-11am During this webinar you will get… Read more »