BBS Quality, Learning and Teaching

Supporting best practice in BBS

AACSB: Discussions

Subject groups and professional staff groups will be discussing  the opportunities for staff to contribute and participate with developing and enhancing our mission statement.

Please read the document below as background and guidance,  we are looking to identify distinctive words or phrases that convey our purpose, values, commitments, student outcomes and positioning with regard to business, the professions, and society more broadly around which mission and vision statements might be constructed and add as comments. 

The timeline for this would be the end of June

Mission and Vision review

Reading the critical accounts from the CDI  may also be useful, these are available on the  curriculum design workspace

Please read before attempting to mark Turnitin papers on the iPad

We have been made aware of some synchronisation issues with the Turnitin iPad app, particularly when large numbers of (or very large) student submissions are being handled. We do not recommend using the iPad where there are multiple markers as the nature of offline marking can mean marks are overwritten by another marker, but if you do use the iPad make sure you sync regularly.

tii sync

Sync location

Also note it has been identified that a problem can arise when an iPad ‘sleeps’ during synchronisation – this will prevent the process from completing, resulting in missing papers on your iPad. So, while marking with Turnitin, we recommend:

1. Go to Settings>General

2. Scroll down to Autolock

3. Turn Auto-lock to OFF (your iPad will not now go to sleep unless you press the power button)

4. Plug your iPad in to a charging source (you need to make sure your iPad does not run out of charge)

5. Open Turnitin App

6. Click the  menu menu to see if the sync is in progress

7. This can take time!

8. Do NOT switch to another app, open another app or generally do anything that puts the Turnitin app in to the background, and remember to plug in your device whilst syncing is taking place.

NOTE: Whilst testing this the sync process was very slow for just 1 paper so large numbers of papers could take several hours.

*You will need also enough space on your iPad to ensure that you can complete your downloads. Check ‘Settings’ / ‘General’ / ‘Usage’ to see your available storage. As a general rule of thumb, 1GB+ will probably be fine. You can use ‘Manage Storage’ to identify any apps that are using a lot of space.

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

Annual Learning and Teaching conference booking form - 2018
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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

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