ASSESSMENT 3 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title BIZ101: Business Communications
Assessment Assessment 3 – Presentation
Length 7-10 minutes
Learning Outcomes This assessment addresses the following subject learning outcomes:
a) Demonstrate research skills and referencing appropriate to the level of study.
b) Critically analyse texts and/or multi-modal material in both a business and academic context.
d) Evaluate the use and importance of technology in presenting business communication.
Submission Due by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday of Module 6 (weeks 11
Total Marks 100 marks
This assessment is designed for students to master the skills of presenting using technology in business communication. Students are encouraged to develop their verbal and non-verbal communication skills to engage the audience when presenting their key findings and recommendations from their Academic Report completed in Assessment 2B.
Prepare a presentation of the key findings and recommendations from your Assessment 2B Report. The presentation must be engaging and students are encouraged to go beyond tools such as Prezi or PowerPoint.
You are expected to demonstrate:
? an ability to explain key points clearly
? evidence of research to support key findings and recommendations
? professional presentation skills, including verbal and non-verbal communication skills ? use of appropriate images and graphics to highlight key points.
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You are required to follow the rules of academic referencing using APA 6th edition style. Please see the Academic Skills page on Blackboard for information on referencing in APA 6th ed. style: https://laureateau.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/listContent.jsp?course_id=_20163_1&content _id=_2498847_1&mode=reset
Locate and read the academic integrity policy https://www.torrens.edu.au/policies-and-forms and view the Academic Integrity Module in Blackboard (main menu in your subject page). It is your responsibility to observe the principles of academic integrity – or academic honesty. The assessment you submit must be entirely your own work. Serious penalties apply for any incidences of academic dishonesty.
On campus students will present in-class and submit their presentation slides by Sunday of module 6.1 or 6.2 (week 11 or 12), following their in-class presentation, as assigned by their learning facilitator.
Online students will record a video of the presentation or embed a voice recording on slides within the presentation and submit the file by Sunday of module 6.1 or 6.2 (week 11 or 12) as assigned by their learning facilitator.
Submit your presentation via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in BIZ101 Business Communications by your assigned due date in module 6. The learning facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
Uploading your video presentation
Detailed instructions on compressing (if necessary) and uploading your video presentation are available at: https://laureate-
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BIZ101 Learning Rubric: Assessment 3- Presentation
Assessment Attributes Fail
(0-49%) Pass (Functional) (50-64%) Credit (Proficient) (65-74%) Distinction (Advanced) (75-84%) High Distinction
Communication and presentation skills
30% No evidence of being prepared. Does not introduce the topic, or it is not clear.
Makes little use of verbal and non-verbal devices to engage the listener.
Verbal communication lacks clarity and no attempt to engage the listener is made. Evidence of being prepared. Introduces the topic in a straightforward way.
Uses verbal and nonverbal devices at times to engage the listener.
Verbal communication is mostly clear, and articulate but does not engage the listener as an active participant. Evidence of being prepared. Introduces the topic in an interesting way.
Appears confident and at times uses verbal and nonverbal devices to effect to engage the listener.
Verbal communication is mostly clear and there is an attempt to engage the listener as an active participant in the presentation. Evidence of being well – prepared. Introduces the topic in an innovative way.
Appears confident and effectively uses a range of verbal and non-verbal devices to engage the listener.
Verbal communication is clear, articulate and engaging, going beyond reading a script to discussing the content with the audience in a way that causes them to reflect. Evidence of being extremely well – prepared. Introduces the topic in an innovative way.
Appears confident and uses verbal and non-verbal devices to excellent effect to engage the listener.
Verbal communication is clear, and articulate, going beyond reading a script to discussing the content and using tactics designed to encourage the audience to participate in the presentation and reflect on its content.
25% Visual communication is primarily a reproduction of the report text and is not visually appealing. Visual communication is primarily writing and images but is visually appealing. Visual communication is primarily writing and images but shows some elements of innovation in the visual elements of the presentation. Visual communication goes beyond writing and images to reproduce content in a visual way using graphs, charts, diagrams. Visual communication goes beyond writing and images to reproduce content in a visual way using graphs, charts, diagrams, info graphics and other innovative visual communication tools.
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Quality of evaluation,
Research and analysis
30% Limited understanding of key concepts required to support the presentation.
Information taken from reliable sources but without a coherent analysis or synthesis.
Viewpoints of experts are taken as fact with little questioning. Information is substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials.
Information taken from reliable sources however, analysis and evaluation does not consistently reflect the relevant concepts. Supports personal opinion and information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials.
Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts. Well demonstrated capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Some debate on the research is evident. Information is taken from sources with a high level of interpretation/ evaluation to develop a comprehensive critical analysis of the topic.
Uses research and evidence to argue viewpoints of experts.
10% Presentation duration is significantly outside Assessment Brief targets Presentation duration is outside Assessment Brief targets Presentation duration is marginally outside
Assessment Brief targets. Presentation duration is very marginally outside
Assessment Brief targets. Presentation duration conforms to Assessment Brief targets.
5% Slides have no or little referencing using APA 6th ed. style Slides have a few not substantial errors in referencing using APA 6th ed. style Slides are referenced using APA 6th ed. style with a couple of minor errors. Slides are referenced using APA 6th ed. style with no errors. Slides are expertly referenced using APA 6th ed. style.
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