VLE News

It has been a busy month on the VLE front as the start of term approaches and the team have been working hard to ensure a smooth transition for those involved in Phase One of the Brightspace implementation. Brightspace Staff Resources The Brightspace Staff Resources area now contains further information covering orientation for units (including… Read more »

Selecting a new myBU

BU students and staff put shortlisted contenders for a new Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) through their paces last week. VLEs are crucial in today’s learning environment and as BU’s current platform, myBU, is up for re-tender, it offers a fantastic opportunity to choose from the most modern and exciting learning platforms in the marketplace “Every… Read more »

Preparing myBU for the start of term

Preparing myBU for the start of term myBU is now ready for academics to prepare their 16/17 myBU units. Note that unit content will not be automatically rolled over from 15/16. The entire contents of a unit can be copied over in a few simple steps using the instructions below.   15/16 unit content will stay… Read more »

Thinking about updating myBU? Here are some suggestions to consider

A wide range of content can be added to units in myBU varying from basic text and web links to video and social media feeds. A standard unit will be created in myBU with the following menu items: Announcements – This is default landing page for the unit where announcements can be added. Announcements are used to provide up to… Read more »

What content can you add to myBU

With the new semester approaching, Library and Learning Support have created an excellent page in the TEL Toolkit which explains the structure of a standard unit and provides links and PDFs of supporting material.  This is really useful information to consider when preparing your units for semester 1 delivery. Click here to access the page. The… Read more »

Preparing myBU for AY 16-17 – countdown to the start of term

Before academics can start preparing their units in myBU, the units must first be Published (created in myBU) and the staff responsible for the delivery of the unit must be Assigned (attached to the unit). This preliminary stage takes place in the VIS (VLE Information System) and needs to be carried out by staff with knowledge of which units… Read more »

myBU preparation for the next AY

There are a series of enhancements being made over the summer to make sure myBU delivers an improved and more consistent user experience for our students. The enhancements are a direct response to student requests as part of their learning experience, and include academic feedback on their MUSE comments, plus more access to lecture capture… Read more »

Gaining the most from myBU

CEL ran one of its TEL workshops at Lansdowne yesterday which focused on gaining the most from myBU. The workshop centred around the attached mindmap which gives academics a view of the features and use of myBU. If you have a look at the mind map and see aspects of myBU that you would like… Read more »