Brightspace

Brightspace Lessons Tool – pilot review

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Overview Lessons is an alternative way for staff and students to experience the Content tool in Brightspace. It provides a simplified approach to organising and viewing content, including colour-coded navigation in the left-hand column where each section can be expanded independently. This helps students move between different content areas without losing their place. The Lessons… Read more »

LT team leader Tracey Webb joins the HSS ‘Debbie and John Tech chat’ session

If you are interested in: Virtual Classroom premium; student interaction, breakout rooms, attendance monitors, emoji feedback and snap polls === Today we swapped John for Tracey Webb, the Learning Technologist team leader in our ‘Virtual Classroom Tech chat’ session.  I started by asking Tracey to tell us a little bit about what the LTs  have… Read more »

LT Drop in clinics over the Easter break

Thank you for all the positive feedback we have been receiving in response to the LT online drop in clinics around the use of Virtual Classrooms and Panopto. As we move into the Easter break, we look forward to continuing to support colleagues with the shift to online teaching. Further to our ususal day-to-day support,… Read more »

Delivering lectures online using Panopto

Panopto can be used to live stream lectures to large audiences using its live webcast functionality with no limit on the number of students attending. Students access the live stream from a link created on the Brightspace unit in advance. The live session is automatically recorded and can be added to the content area of… Read more »

LT Drop in clinics this week

The week beginning Monday 30th March the Learning Technologists will be running further online drop-in clinics each day. This week we’re going to focus on providing advice and support around using Panopto, whether that be for running a live webcast or pre-recording sessions. No need to book, just turn up at a time that suits… Read more »

LT Drop-in clinics

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week your Faculty LT will be running online drop-in clinics. Run through Brightspace, we’re here to provide advice and support around moving teaching online with a focus this week on using the Virtual Classroom tool. We’ll be covering a range of topics in further sessions. No need to book, just turn up at a time… Read more »

New Brightspace Feature Pilot – Activity Feed

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 »

Brightspace Group Assignments and Collaboration.

Student group

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 »

Windows 10 browser compatibility – Brightspace update

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.

Brightspace Large File Submissions – Going Up!

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 »