As a part our ongoing evaluation of updates to Brightspace, for Semester 2, we will be piloting a new widget called ‘Activity Feed’ which replaces the current ‘Announcements’ tool on your unit Homepage. The Activity Feed allows linked content and activities to be more easily embedded in posts and brings a new approach to the… Read more »
Does you unit call for group work? If so, you probably know that you can create groups to help with student management. But did you know that in Brightspace, groups can be used for much more. Group Assignments. Now Brightspace (large file) and Turnitin assignments can be set up for group submissions. Any member… Read more »
As you will no doubt be aware, there has been a programme of updates for BU teaching spaces where new hardware has been installed and PCs have been upgraded to Windows 10. Find out which browsers are recommended for overall best compatibility with most websites, including Brightspace and other BU TEL systems.
We are pleased to announce that the file submission size limit of the Brightspace Assignment Tool has been increased from 1GB to 3GB. As the Brightspace Assignment Tool allows multiple files to be uploaded per submission, and the 3GB limit is only applied to individual files, this means that students can submit a number files of up to… Read more »
Ahead of the start of term and full Brightspace rollout, we would like to thank all of those involved in the great effort so far and to reassure colleagues moving over to the new system that everything is in place and ready to go. Here are just a couple of points to note ahead of next… Read more »
You may have seen a news article on the staff intranet over the summer about enhancements to the way Turnitin and Brightspace work with each other. These enchantments are the result of ongoing work between D2L, ourselves, and several other EU universities over the last year. The article summarised the headline improvements, so please do… Read more »
This week Sophie McGowan, customer success manager at D2L (our Brightspace provider), has shared some great tips on using Quizzes. Sophie plans to follow up in the near future with more helpful video clips on the various tools the system can offer, so watch this space!
As most of you will be aware, Brightspace has been rolled out to a proportion of the university already. Now is the time to sign up to training so you have time to prepare content ready for the new academic year. Full details available here
This week, we hear from Dr. Ann Luce about her experiences of using Brightspace. Look out for further user experiences and tips as we move towards full Brightspace rollout from September 2018.
As we move into the next phase of the Brightspace rollout, we’d like to share some feedback from students and staff who have used the VLE during the last academic year.