Teaching and Learning

Digitally Enhanced Education Webinars

Digitally Enhanced Education webinars

The Digitally Enhanced Education community was set up by the University of Kent during the pandemic and now has over 4400 members. These free webinars are open to anyone with an interest in teaching. The next event in the series is on Wednesday 19th October 14.00-16.30 and will follow the theme ‘How Best to Engage… Read more » about Digitally Enhanced Education Webinars

Brightspace Online Training modules

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Are you a new member of staff who would like to learn about Brightspace and the principles and pedagogical thinking that guide learning and teaching at BU? or are you an existing member of staff who would like to know more about good practice with Brightspace? Have a look at the Brightspace Online Training modules… Read more » about Brightspace Online Training modules

Workshop – Using Awards in Brightspace

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Have you thought about using online awards in Brightspace? Are digital badges something you would like to trial with your students this academic year? Why use online badges or certificates in Brightspace? Online awards don’t contribute to formal grades but can be used to reward student achievements that encourage the work ethic you want to… Read more » about Workshop – Using Awards in Brightspace

Mentimeter webinars – September 2022

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If you missed the recent webinars on Mentimeter, our online polling tool which can add an interactive element to your lectures and presentations, you can catch up on the recordings here. Mentimeter for Beginners – an introduction to getting started with the tool Mentimeter Advanced features – demonstrating some of the more advanced features of the… Read more » about Mentimeter webinars – September 2022

Integrating Climate and Ecological Crisis into teaching – new Brightspace unit

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BU’s goal is that all students are exposed to learning on the Climate and/or Ecological Crisis at each level of their programme. So this means at least one unit in each level should cover Climate and/or Ecological Crisis. We have prepared a space on Brightspace (presented as a unit) which includes resources which we hope… Read more » about Integrating Climate and Ecological Crisis into teaching – new Brightspace unit

Hybrid events with the Meeting Owl 360

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The Meeting Owl 360 is an easy-to-use, plug in and play device for use in a hybrid teaching or meeting environment. It’s a 360-degree camera, microphone and speaker all-in-one.  The Owl will capture all the people in the room on video and on microphone, wherever they are in the room. It will automatically zoom in… Read more » about Hybrid events with the Meeting Owl 360

Mentimeter webinar – Thursday 15th September

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Mentimeter will be delivering a second webinar on Thursday 15th September 13.00-14.00 just for BU, demonstrating some of the more advanced features of the tool with lots of ideas for how Mentimeter can be used in your teaching. These sessions are always very interactive and fun so do come along and learn about some of… Read more » about Mentimeter webinar – Thursday 15th September

Changes to how you log in to Mentimeter

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Please note that on Friday 9th September we are making a change which may affect how you log into Mentimeter. This change will mean that all Mentimeter accounts registered to BU email addresses will be authenticated via SSO, so that you’ll sign in with your BU IT account. Most staff will already be signing in… Read more » about Changes to how you log in to Mentimeter

Upcoming workshops to support unit preparation

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FLIE will be running a series of workshops through September and into semester one to support you with your teaching and learning for the next academic year. All sessions will be online. No need to sign up; links will be made available via our Workshops and Drop ins page or simply click on the links below at… Read more » about Upcoming workshops to support unit preparation

Retiring the Brightspace Chat tool

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The Chat tool is one of the older Brightspace tools and offers very basic chat functionality which has since been surpassed by other synchronous communication tools like Zoom and MS Teams. A specific flaw in the tool means that when you join a chat you cannot see any messages that have been raised previously so… Read more » about Retiring the Brightspace Chat tool