Orientation

Orientation

Dear First-Year Students

A warm Boston Media House (BMH) welcome to the 2021 academic year and your first year at our college! Although this is not the kind of start to the academic journey you had anticipated, this moment is a very special and life-changing one. In a way, it is reflective of a future, that awaits you upon completion of your qualification with us.

We are excited to have you join us on your academic journey and will be here to assist you every step of the way. While the COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for our country and education institutions, it has also allowed us to create stimulating innovations to take you through the learning process. We look forward to welcoming you all onto campus when appropriate, but until then, we have had to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff in this unprecedented time. It is for this reason that we are appropriately managing all campus-based activities and will be using a mix of on-campus and online learning, or what is commonly referred to as a blended learning approach. The lessons of 2020 were valuable, and we are sure the online teaching methods BMH uses will keep you actively engaged throughout your learning journey.

Boston Media House will be pursuing a sensible and risk-managed approach to all campus-based activities. We remind you of the ongoing need to retain physical distancing, the wearing of masks at all times when on campus and off-campus social spaces, including common spaces, and to apply all the cautions promoted by the Department of Health and the WHO in combatting the spread of the virus. We may see a third wave of the virus, as we await active national vaccinations from the virus, and all of us must continue to take the care needed to protect ourselves and our loved ones. The COVID-19 measures will also assist in the prevention of other illnesses like the common cold, flu, etc.

A blended learning approach to teaching for the academic year means that:

  • Modules will continue to be taught using a combination of online teaching and learning (on ColCampus, Boston Media House’s Learning Management System (LMS) – for more details please refer to our introductory video) and manageable face-to-face sessions on campus where and when necessary.
  • If you need to be on campus for practical work or any other reasons, your campus, as well as Academic Manager for the specific subject will let you know.
  • You may also need to come onto campus for certain assessments such as Sound Engineering, Graphics, and Animation assignments. Again, your campus, as well as Academic Manager for the specific subject will let you know if this is the case.
  • Lecturers will continue to use ColCampus, supplemented by additional resources and platforms, to ensure that you remain on track with your learning. We continuously improve our online engagement.
  • Some changes as the situation allow will occur, which may be discipline-specific. These changes will be communicated to you by your campus, as well as Academic Manager for the specific subject.
  • Please stay on the alert for these messages and, remember, these changes are important to ensure academic success!
  • Boston Media House is committed to keeping your studies on track and your department, and the campus will keep you informed about how to manage your learning.

NEXT STEPS:

The best way to make sure you know what to do is to log in to ColCampus.  After watching the below video on how to access ColCampus, be sure to visit:

ColCampus  –  General Information, module: Orientation for further information.