BUS 1500 Midterm Assessment (Remote Learning Fall 2021)

Planning & Production of a Virtual Event

Based on a Business Information Systems Topic (30%)

This is research project to be completed in small groups. The findings will be presented through a virtual event instead of a conventional presentation. Think of your topic in two parts: theory & application. The material will be part of your final comprehensive exam, and the best recordings will be shared on the HumberOnline.Solutions platform and

PhaseDeliverable WeightMarking
1Research Proposal 5% Group
2Project Plan 10%Group
3Virtual Event (group event)5%Individual
4Reflection 10%Individual

Phase 1: Research Proposal 

This is a self-directed research project. You will start by choosing a topic you would like to explore from your textbook with your team, in theory and application.

To complete your research, you will need to identify courses from LinkedIn Learning that would help you better understand the theoretical part of your topic. Submit a proposal that includes the following:

  1. Your research topic based on a topic from your textbook, agreed with the team
  2. Short paragraph explaining what you’d like to explore and learn, both theory and application (business examples)
  3. Suggested LinkedIn Learning courses that your team members would like to explore (no repetition). Each team member will need to suggest a LinkedIn Learning course, and justify their choice, i.e. explain the reason why you’d like to take this course and how it would help your group research. So if you’re working in a group of four students, you will need to submit at least four different LinkedIn Learning course suggestions. The courses you choose should cover a variety of both technical skills and soft-skills

Submit your proposal (max 2 pages) in PDF format through BB (not Word, not PPT). Please be reminded that proposals must be approved (marked) before moving to phase two.

Phase 2: Research & Project Plan

In this phase, each student will complete their LinkedIn Learning course individually, then work with the team on planning their virtual event. Think of your “virtual event” as your group presentation.

Research: each team member must complete their chosen and approved LinkedIn Learning course individually (2-3 hours), keep the PDF certificate and add the badge to your LinkedIn profile.

Project Plan: as a team, you will plan the production of a virtual event to share what you’ve learned as a team about your chosen topic. You are strongly encouraged to make your event public, promote it on social media and Eventbrite, and invite an industry expert for a discussion of the application part and Q&A. The following is an example webinar from our Winter 2021 series. If you’re interested in inviting an industry guest, please speak with me for suggestions.

Your plan must include tasks, sub-tasks, team roles, responsibilities, due dates, and milestones. Your project plan should address all logistical details.

Submit your full plan (3-4 pages) indicating all the above details in PDF format (not Word, not PPT).

Phase 3: Virtual Event

This phase is the actual live event!

You will be presenting your research findings through a virtual event on BB based on plan above.

Please note that this is your “group” event, however, marks will be assigned individually based on each individual’s professionalism, effort, and contribution to the project.

Phase 4: Reflection

In this phase, you will reflect individually on your work by exploring the following:

  • How did the LinkedIn learning course help you better understand the topic of your choice? 
  • What information system(s), tool(s), or platform(s) did you use to plan and produce your work. For example: Asana for project management, Canva for promotional materials and social media posts, Eventbrite for registration, BB for the webinar…etc)
  • Do you have other suggested software tools and platforms that could have been used 
  • What are some of the challenges you faced and lessons learned

Submit your reflection above as PDF, as well as and certificate of LinkedIn course completion (PDF) and include badge on LinkedIn profile.