Teaching and Learning

Inclusion, Equity and Social Justice – Workshop summary

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The second FLIE workshop versed on the topic of Inclusion, Equity and Social Justice. We had the pleasure of having Chiko Bwalya, SUBU VP Education, joining us and offering some eye-opening insights on inclusion, diversity and decolonisation from a student perspective. Race and student perspective Chiko shared her experience as a student at BU and… Read more »

Microsoft Bookings app drop-in sessions

Have you seen the new Microsoft Bookings app, or using it already and need help with customising appointments? FLIE are running two online drop-ins dedicated to enquiries around the Bookings app. Join us via Zoom as we run through the set up and answer any questions you may have. Thursday 11th November @1000hrs https://bournemouth-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/89925764065?pwd=aEhtV0VuRTZRbnpBL2E3OUtUTUpOZz09 Friday… Read more »

Unit Analytics and Intelligent Agents

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During November, FLIE will be running a series of workshops focusing on Unit Analytics and Intelligent Agents. In the workshops, we will demonstrate where you can find analytics reporting within your Brightspace units and some of the benefits of utilising these statistics to better understand student engagement with learning materials. We’ll also look at how… Read more »

Understanding Research Methods unit available in Brightspace

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As part of the varied elements of the Fusion Learning activity which are being progressed as one of the key deliverables of BU2025, we are pleased to announce the new Understanding Research Methods unit available through Brightspace. Why was the unit developed? The Understanding Research Methods unit has been developed as a result of feedback… Read more »

Marking Excel and HTML files in Turnitin

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During the 20/21 academic year, we saw an increase in different file types being submitted to Turnitin, specifically Excel and HTML files. Although these file types are accepted by Turnitin, the marking experience isn’t always straightforward. When Turnitin states it can accept a certain file type, what this means is that it can process the… Read more »

Upcoming FLIE Workshops

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FLIE will be running some new workshops for academic staff this semester. The first two sessions will focus on Teaching Large Cohorts (Wednesday 27 October) and on Inclusion, Equality and Social Justice (Friday 29 October).  Teaching Large Cohorts We are usually so busy that the experience of teaching and learning large cohorts is taken as… Read more »

Introduction to Brightspace for new starters

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As part of our Brightspace online training we’ve recently added a module for new starters. This module is aimed at new teaching staff to help them get familiar with navigating Brightspace and to understand some of the basics, including: where to go for help and support the different types of units the different content experiences… Read more »

Bookable appointments with the Bookings app

The Microsoft Bookings app is part of the Office365 suite of applications and allows you to create bookable slots for your students (and colleagues). Booked appointments are added to your Outlook calendar (and the person’s who has booked) along with an optional link to a Teams meeting if you wish to have the appointment online…. Read more »