For semester 2, we want to emphasise some essential aspects of the Principles of Digitally Enabled Learning, and suggest some small interventions that will add maximum value to the student experience. These directly respond to student and staff feedback, and will help focus time and effort on key activities:
- Continue to build a sense of community
- Support students to understand what they need to do when
- Reflect on the balance of materials and activities in My Studies and Teams
Remote Teaching Practice
Technologies to facilitate remote teaching
All of our learning technologies are available from anywhere so can be accessed by staff and students from home.
- My Studies – all teaching materials, assessments and communication should continue to be delivered via My Studies. My Studies is the University of Brighton ‘branded’ instance of the Blackboard Learn VLE. See more help here.
- Microsoft Teams – Microsoft teams is available to both staff and students. It is an online tool that can facilitate online discussions and enable you to deliver live seminars and lectures.
- Pre-recorded Lectures – If you choose to pre-record lectures you can use Panopto.
- eSubmission – any assessments or marking can be carried out as usual when using My Studies assignments or Turnitin but make sure your students know to contact the email@example.com if experiencing any technical issues.
- Files – access and share files for yourself, your colleagues and your students
Personal Academic Tutors
- Microsoft Teams can also facilitate online discussions (chat) for tutorials.
- See the Personal Academic Tutoring site for information on signposting other services to your students.
- A range of face-to-face and online Teams workshops are available for Academic and Professional Services staff.
- Go to the Remote Teaching Team to ask questions, share ideas and explore resources: use Teams join code: grki6bt
- The servicedesk@brighton will continue to operate and should be the first point of contact for technical support for both staff and students.
- Your Learning Technologist can be contacted via email or Microsoft Teams if you have a query about remote teaching
- There is a lot of guidance available on this blog as well as on the IS website and don’t forget that LinkedIn Learning is also available and has a number of tutorials on using Microsoft Teams.
Remote teaching means face to face interactions will be replaced with online lectures/seminars or alternative activities directed through My Studies. Module leaders will provide details of how the module is being transitioned through the My Studies module area. Campus-based services are now available online.