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Accessibility Statement for Shaping business opportunities (B207)

Mode of study

Most of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio and video clips (all with transcripts/subtitles), diagrams, interactive media, animations and multiple choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. The module also includes a requirement to engage with a printed book of readings for each block. These are also provided electronically on the module website.

Tuition strategy

This module provides a range of learning events including face-to-face tutorials, day schools and an online tutorial. Each face-to-face learning event offers an online alternative. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning. 

Working with others

You will not be required to work with other students, except for occasionally sharing your thoughts in the tutor group forum, which is recommended but not compulsory. 

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain some diagrams, graphs and photographs. Reading, interpreting and producing examples of these, in particular mind maps, is an important part of the study of this module and is assessed. Figure descriptions are provided for most figures. 

Finding information

You may be required to search for, and make use of, third party material online. Alternatives for required research material can be provided to enable you to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module.


This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, an Interactive Computer- Marked Assignment (iCMAs) completed online, and an End-of-Module Assessment submitted online.


You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.


All University modules are structured according to a set timetable and you will need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. You will be supported in developing these skills.

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