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3rd Annual BBS Learning and Teaching Conference 2018 on 6th July: Programme & Registration

Open to all Business School staff

This year the conference will be take place at Grand Parade on Friday 6th July. It will be another all day affair followed by a BBQ in the gardens.

The theme of this year’s conference will be “the future of the Business School”. If anyone would like to make any contribution either around this theme, or beyond then please  email Julie Fowlie (cc’ing  Chris Matthews).

We are delighted to confirm  Key Note  Presentations

Toni Hilton – Head of Brighton Business School – “What is the future for Business Schools and how might we address that at BBS”

Katie Piatt  – e-Learning Services Manager, Jason Bailey & Marion Curdy– Learning Technologies Advisors – Learning Analytics the next steps for BBS

We will make the  presentations to the  2017/2018  Learning & Teaching Awards Winners: Rob Hayward, Bobby Kahlon, Cath Matthews,  Mona Rashidirad,  Asher Rospigliosi, Pascal Stiefenhofer  and  Professional Support Staff Awards Winners:  Stuart Bullen, Rachel Carver,  Donna Clarke, Lucy Fullbrook

Full Programme Here 

Annual Learning and Teaching conference booking form - 2018
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3rd Annual BBS Learning and Teaching Conference 2018

Open to all Business School staff

This year the conference will be take place at Grand Parade on Friday 6th July. It will be another all day affair followed by a BBQ in the gardens.

The theme of this year’s conference will be “the future of the Business School”. If anyone would like to make any contribution either around this theme, or beyond then please  email Julie Fowlie (cc’ing  Chris Matthews).

We are delighted to confirm  Key Note  Presentations

Toni Hilton – Head of Brighton Business School – Welcoming Key Note

Katie Piatt  – e-Learning Services Manager & Jason Bailey – Learning Technologies Advisor – Learning Analytics the next steps for BBS

We will make the  presentations to the  2017/2018  Learning & Teaching Awards Winners: Rob Hayward, Bobby Kahlon, Cath Matthews,  Mona Rashidirad,  Asher Rospigliosi, Pascal Stiefenhofer  and  Professional Support Staff Awards Winners:  Stuart Bullen, Rachel Carver,  Donna Clarke, Lucy Fullbrook

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Lynda.com at the University of Brighton

Starting to think about resources for next years teaching?

Lynda.com is an online library of high quality video training courses covering anything from photography to programming and business skills.

The university’s premium account gives you access to over 150,000 tutorials written by industry experts with more added every week.

Mobile apps allow students and you to learn at any time and any place

Staff Information

Student Information  

Personal Academic Tutoring @BBS from Sept 2018

The University has agreed a revised Personal  Academic Tutor Policy 

The key elements  that students can expect:

  • A named personal tutor who (under normal circumstances)  will be the same for the duration of their students.
  • Student at  should be offered a minimum of 3 tutorials a year at level 4 and 2 at level 5, & 6 (combination of group and
    individual) to discuss engagement, progression, support and academic experience.

The majority of staff are are likely to have Personal Academic Tutor responsibilities.  There will be some training provided before the beginning of next academic year however in the meantime please review the information available.

Personal Academic Tutoring @BBS

We need your feedback on the learning Analytics project

Time is running out to provide feedback on the project. We need your support if the project is to continue so please take the time to tell us what you think and encourage your students to do the same via their studentcentral dashboard Learning Analytics Dashboard.

Staff can feedback via this previous post to the blog: http://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/bbsqlt/2018/03/02/learning-analytics-and-photo-registers-feedback/

Learning Analytics and Photo Registers feedback

It’s year two of the Learning Analytics Pilot and time to gather your thoughts and feedback. We are still trying to find out what the university wants from this project and there is now a senior management steering group meeting to discuss the university requirements.

Our steer has always been to develop a tool that supports our students and we are already gathering feedback from them. This is your chance to have some input into this project so please take the time to answer the four questions below.

Learning Analytics Staff Feedback

Learning Analytics Dashboard

Photo Registers

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National Student Survey NSS and the Brighton Student Survey BSS Launch on 5th Feb

The National Student Survey (NSS)  and the Brighton Student Survey (BSS) launched on 5th February.

There are staff briefing notes available for the NSS  and for the BSS The NSS runs until the 30th April and  BSS runs until 5th March.

We know from experience that if staff are informed and can then introduce the survey, it is more likely that students will complete it and complete with the appropriate consideration. The key messages are that students should consider the whole of their university experience and to remember the positive as well as any points for improvement.

Students will receive a thank you for completing the surveys-  a £5.00 food voucher for the NSS and a Kit-Kat for the BSS. These are available from room 149 for students to collect or can be collected by staff to distribute.

For the NSS there are 13 final year students who are supporting the Business School- they have organised a Big Night In on Thurs 8th Feb 5pm-8pm in Mithras House Canteen  to encourage students to share their views and also showcase  positive developments  at BBS.

There are some PowerPoint slides to support the surveys NSS  and the BSS

Thank you

Lecture Capture using techsmith Relay has changed

What are the changes?

The recording process is the same but the location of your processed videos has changed to our
media streaming service.
https://mediastream.brighton.ac.uk
The changes affect how you share your videos with your students because when the videos are
sent to mediastream they are private to just you so you can no longer just share the URL in the email
sent.

Details of how you now share your videos is avaiable here: PDF Guide

Wider availability of Photo Registers plus feature updates!

From the start of semester 2 there will be a new improved version of the photo registers and they will also be available across all undergratuate modules in the Business School.
Even if you are not new to the tool I recommend watching the video tool below for an over view of the tool.
New features are highlighted and include the ability to edit your registers and some interface enhancements.

Details of the Learning Analytic Project will also be useful to review.

How to use the Photo register

Overview Video

Photoregister for whole modules

Photoregister for Groups on a module

Card swipe use

Reporting tools

Admin tools – editing records

 

Supporting Students: Office Hours, Assessment Feedback and Exams

Colleagues

A reminder to let your students know when you are available during the week, many staff have added a notice on their office door or have included it on their module areas on studentcentral.

Assessment and feedback guidance

Feedback Guidelines

  • Based on criteria – that have been made available (marking grid or rubric) using % weightings (this is a requirement)
  • Non-judgemental language –  avoiding using words such as ‘fails’, ‘lacks’, etc – the mark gives the judgement
  • Developmental – tell the student how to develop, including appropriate resources

Last year Pete McCullen prepared some excellent guidance for writing exams. These notes, contain some really useful advice so I am taking the opportunity to distribute them earlier this academic year.

Please also remember if you have changed the exam format of your module (so that the examination this year does not match the format of the exam last year) or it is a new module then you must post a draft examination paper on your module page on studentcentral.

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