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Virtual Reality & Higher Education: suggestions, benefits and value

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You might have seen some of Bournemouth University’s Virtual Reality (VR) kit in action last week during the Restart a Heart Day. The university’s Learning Technologists were out in force with Oculus VR equipment to show you how the heart works, and what it looks like from the inside.   So, if you saw someone… 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 »

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 »

How to develop a virtual reality 360-degree film

Interest in immersive technologies is growing at a rapid rate, even more so following the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, HEE formed a Special Interest Group on immersive technologies, with the aim of delivering a framework for delivery, as well as additional elements of the simulation in health and care toolkit, to which this guidance… Read more »

LT Drop-ins in April

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A reminder that further to our usual day-to-day support, Learning Technologists are still online at 11am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in our dedicated drop-in sessions via Zoom. Simply click on the link in the table on the Brightspace Staff Resources Workshops and Drop-in pages between 11-11.30am on the day to meet with an LT… Read more »

Comparing results over time with Mentimeter

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With Mentimeter it’s possible to use the same presentation several times in different sessions with different audiences.  But did you know you can collect and compare answers on slides and identify trends? When you ‘Reset Results’ for your presentations to start a new round of voting, the previous results are actually stored and you can… Read more »

New guidance for the quiz tool now available

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We’ve recently updated our guidance for quizzes in the Brightspace Staff Resources area. Over the past year there has been a significant uptake in the use of this tool as well as several improvements to the platform so in response we have re-written the guidance for quizzes to cover common use cases and queries and… Read more »

Sharing templates and themes in Mentimeter

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Did you know you can share Mentimeter templates and themes with your colleagues? You might have a presentation template that is used by several members of the teaching team across your department, or you may have created a theme that your colleagues would like to utilise. Mentimeter’s new Groups functionality means you can now create… Read more »