Teaching and Learning

Checkout our Brightspace videos for new starters

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If you have a new member of staff in your team who is unfamiliar with Brightspace, or would like a refresher yourself on some of Brightspace’s functionality, check out our Brightspace Foundations videos. Previous users of these resources have rated them a top score of ‘Very useful’ and found the accompanying online quizzes to be… Read more » about Checkout our Brightspace videos for new starters

Artificial Intelligence apps and teaching and learning

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on HE has been dominating conversations since the launch of ChatGPT developed by OpenAI in November 2022. There are concerns over the generation of misinformation and bias, the threats it poses to academic integrity, as well as ideas for opportunities to engage with the tool. One thing everyone seems… Read more » about Artificial Intelligence apps and teaching and learning

Now resolved: Launching Zoom from a Brightspace unit via ‘Communication’ menu bar

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Update: 23/01/23 3:00PM This issue has now been resolved and normal service is resumed allowing Zoom meetings to be scheduled, launched and joined from Brightspace units. If you have any further queries or issues, please raise a ticket with the IT Service Desk: Call: (01202) 965515 Or freephone 0808 196 2332 Online:https://itservices.bournemouth.ac.uk   Update 23/01/23… Read more » about Now resolved: Launching Zoom from a Brightspace unit via ‘Communication’ menu bar

Simulation session with Staffordshire University

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Last week Dr Emily Browne from Staffordshire University gave a presentation to BU staff on Staffordshire’s educational framework for embedding simulation into teaching. The framework incorporates a 5 stage approach to support staff with incorporating simulation activity throughout the curriculum and to help improve staff confidence with the process. Students move up and down the… Read more » about Simulation session with Staffordshire University

Review of the Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme at BU

As a key Access Excellence and Innovation Committee (AEIC) action, BU has committed to reviewing BU’s Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme. The PAL scheme fosters cross-year support between students on the same course. PAL encourages students to support each other and to learn collaboratively under the guidance of trained students, called PAL Leaders, from the year… Read more » about Review of the Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme at BU

FLIE lunchtime drop-ins Semester 2

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Once again this semester FLIE will be running weekly face-to-face drop-ins in FG04 to support staff with some of the digital tools you have access to for teaching and learning. We’re focusing on a different theme each week so bring along your questions in person to FG04 on the following days and times: Preparing your… Read more » about FLIE lunchtime drop-ins Semester 2

Brightspace videos for new starters

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Do you have a new member of staff in your team who is unfamiliar with Brightspace? or would you like a refresher on some of Brightspace’s functionality? Brightspace is BU’s Virtual Learning Environment and it’s the key platform for students to access learning materials and online activities to support their study.  Navigating and understanding Brightspace… Read more » about Brightspace videos for new starters

In conversation with Louise Oliver

Louise Oliver and her team have been working on a series of gamified learning experiences, with assistance from some of the Learning Technologists, so we took the opportunity to ask her about some of her work in this area of innovative pedagogy. The latest concept was an immersive murder mystery learning scenario where each character… Read more » about In conversation with Louise Oliver

Unit preparation for Semester 2

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FLIE is offering a series of workshops and drop-ins to better enable you to prepare for your delivery and assessment in Semester 2. If you’re teaching in Semester 2, please take the opportunity to come together as a teaching team, or even at programme level or department level, to align your ideas for promoting consistency across your… Read more » about Unit preparation for Semester 2

Escape Rooms – Drop-in Session in FG04

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Are you interested in creating a virtual escape room in your Brightspace unit? By bringing the theory of gamification and introducing an element of competition or reward into tasks or activities, escape room exercises can be developed within Brightspace using a combination of the available tools and other external resources, which can be physical or… Read more » about Escape Rooms – Drop-in Session in FG04