BBS Quality, Learning and Teaching

Supporting best practice in BBS

Author: Julie Fowlie (page 2 of 2)

Learning Analytics Pilot -For everyone involved with level 4 students – All degrees

This pilot project has been underway since the beginning of term.

Please check the link below for the improved although not perfect attendance recording system we are piloting across all level 4 modules, all undergraduate degrees.

Learning Analytics – Attendance-Assessment

Without tutors recording attendance the pilot will not be as successful as it could be.

Tip –  if you are finding using the computer in the seminar room not working as well as you would like you can use an iPad – the technicians do have a limited number you can borrow.

If you need some help please contact  Marion Curdy or Julie Fowlie

Any feedback please direct to Marion and that will inform the next stages.

Student Finder 

The new and exciting addition is Student Finder, details on above link or direct to the video  – Viewing a student’s  My Engagement view  Anyone involved in supporting Level 4 students should see the Student Finder Widget on your home page of Studentcentral. This will enable you to look up any level 4 student and see their overall attendance (to be treated with caution as attendance is not complete for all students), engagement with studentcentral and their current assessment marks against their cohort.

If you cannot see the Student Finder widget and you need access please let Marion know.

To follow– As part of the pilot the students in four seminar groups have  had access to their own student engagement view  and the results of the pilot will be posted very soon.


2017 National Student Survey (NSS)

The NSS will be officially launched at Brighton on Monday 6th February 2017.

This NSS Briefing Note  has been prepared for distribution to all staff by the Strategic Planning Office.  It contains key information on:

  • Dates
  • Response rates
  • Promoting the survey and ‘inappropriate influence’
  • Your Voice Matters campaign – feeding back the feedback
  • New survey questions
  • Contacts and sources of useful information

This is particularity  important for tutors who teach final year students.  Please take the time to read the 2017 questions so you can understand exactly what questions the students will be answering.

One  simple way to promote the survey is to add a strap-line  to the  signature area on emails (see below) as we are often solving problems and answering questions – this reinforces that we are supporting students.

Strap-line on email responses to students – Calling all final year students please complete the National Student Survey (NSS): your contribution is very important 

How to create and add a signature to messages

The results of the NSS will be used as part of the metrics of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)


BBS Annual Learning & Teaching Award £250 cash prize and trophy

The award is open to all tutors employed in Brighton Business School

žThe process of entry is by anonymous nomination on-line.

žThis can be by colleagues or students.

žThe nominations will be judged against each of the following criteria

  • Displays an active interest in and development of approaches to teaching that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn
  • Demonstrates commitment to and support for the development of students as individuals
  • Uses effective communication skills that engage students in the learning experience
  • Involvement in scholarly activities that have influenced and enhanced learning both of students and colleagues

There a link to the staff nomination form below and students can nominate by using the nomination link on the home page of studentcentral

Details and Nomination Form

Burning of the Apps 2016

Some highlights colleagues might be interested in –

iPad Video Presentation Recording – particularly useful for assessed presentations (allowing the students to see their own video using a link added in gradecentre feedback)

Nearpod version of the Oregon Trail  to support research design – This was an innovative way to help students understand  how to write a research question and then think through appropriate research methods

All about – more detail about this great free resource saving the normal £30  monthly subscription charge!

Below is the link to all the information

Any queries you can contact Marion Curdy our Learning Technologies Adviser


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