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The BCIT School of Business + Media ‘Summer Student Success’ webinar series is primarily designed for new 1st Year students (returning students are also more than welcome) and is presented by the school’s Academic Leadership Team. Links to every recorded sessions will be provided soon after the event concludes.

The Basics: Be Ready for September

Facilitator: Leelah Dawson, Dean, School of Business + Media
We will provide an overview of the technology and equipment used in the School of Business + Media, review the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) specifications, and how to access free software (MS Office 365) and BCIT systems (myBCIT, Learning Hub).

Watch the Monday, July 6 session for Full-time Students:

Watch the Tuesday, July 7 session for Part-time Students:

Be Technologically Prepared (BYOD)

Facilitator: Phil Ramer, Associate Dean, Operations Management (Handout PDF)
We will provide an overview of the technology and equipment used in the School of Business + Media, review the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) specifications, and how to access free software (MS Office 365) and BCIT systems (myBCIT, Learning Hub). Student discounts on technology products.

Watch the Monday, July 13 session for Full-time Students:

 

Watch the Tuesday, July 14 session for Part-time Students:

Online Learning Environment and Best Practices

Facilitator: David Tikkanen, Instructor, Marketing Management
Get a detailed tour of the ‘Learning Hub’, the online learning platform used by the BCIT School of Business + Media. Learn practical tips and best practices for online learning to set yourself up for a successful term.

Watch the Monday, July 20 session for Full-time Students:

 

Watch the Tuesday, July 21 session for Part-time Students:

Tips for Successful Virtual Teams

Facilitator: Charlotte Culver, Instructor, Business Administration
Learn about best practices for online virtual teams and on how to ensure an optimal team based approach in your work. Faculty and students will share their experiences with working in virtual team projects – what worked well and what to avoid.

Watch the Monday, July 27 session for Full-time Students:

Watch the Tuesday, July 28 session for Part-time Students:

What’s Your Routine? Developing Good Habits for Time Management

Facilitator: Morgan Westcott, Associate Dean, Marketing Management
Join BCIT students past and present for a session on how to manage your time. Learn tips on how to set goals, organize your time, plan for projects, run group meetings, study for exams, and more.

Watch the Monday, August 10 session for Full-time Students:

Watch the Tuesday, August 11 session for Part-time Students:

Platforms and Apps for Online Learning: Learning Hub, Zoom, Bongo, etc.

Facilitator: Kevin Wainwright, Associate Dean, Broadcast & Media
Get an overview of the various platforms and applications available to use at BCIT. Enrich your online learning experience by taking advantage of the available tools for your group work, leading discussions, or participating in online lectures and labs. Knowing the power of online platforms and applications will serve you well in school and the workplace.

Watch the Monday, August 17 session for Full-time Students:

Watch the Tuesday, August 18 session for Part-time Students:

Library Resources and Academic Integrity

Facilitators: Robin Day, Associate Dean, Accounting, Finance, and Insurance and Jeff Verbeem, Librarian
Explore some of the resources the library has to offer and how to properly reference resources used in preparing your assignments. We will also tell you how to avoid one of the most common ways to find yourself in academic hot water.

Watch the Monday, August 24 session for Full-time Students:

Watch the Tuesday, August 25 session for Part-time Students:

BCIT Student Association and Student Clubs

Facilitators: Susan Burgess, Associate Dean, Digital Arts, Media & Design, and Mark Chiarello, Associate Director, Global Relations
Learn about the range of services provided by the BCIT Student Association, to support and enhance the quality of student life, and help you succeed both personally and academically. We will also explore a variety of clubs, associations, and other activities that you can get involved in to meet new people, enhance your skills, and have some fun.

Watch the Monday, August 31 session for Full-time Students:

Watch the Tuesday, September 1 session for Part-time Students: