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Identifying, collecting, reporting, and using system activity data from Blackboard is often a challenge. Come to this session to learn about a series of free Building Blocks that are available (such ...

Identifying, collecting, reporting, and using system activity data from Blackboard is often a challenge. Come to this session to learn about a series of free Building Blocks that are available (such as bbStats and Project ASTRO) that enable you to collect, generate, and leverage reports of faculty and student activity in Blackboard.

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  • 1. Leveraging Academic Analytics in System Administration, Professional Development, and Course Improvement
    Szymon Machajewski, Eric Kunnen,
    Bill Faber, and Garry Brand
    Grand Rapids Community College
  • 2. Session Description
    Identifying, collecting, reporting, and using system activity data from Blackboard is often a challenge. Come to this session to learn about a series of free Building Blocks that are available (such asbbStatsand Project ASTRO) that enable you to collect, generate, and leverage reports of faculty and student activity in Blackboard.
  • 3. Session Themes
    System Administration
    Usage Levels (Courses and Users)
    Tool Use
    Communicate Issues and Track Faculty Impact
    Professional Development
    Identification of Faculty
    Discover Tools
    Promotion Possibilities
    Course Improvement
    Target Professional Development
    Showcase Best Practice
  • 4. Gathering the data…
    Custom Reports and SQRs
    Free Building Blocks
    Project ASTRO
    bbStats
    Bb Analytics
    iStrategy
    Future Bb Learn Capabilities…
  • 5. Project ASTRO
    Download Building Block by request at: http://tinyurl.com/projectastro
    Reports Available:
    Active Courses
    Active Instructors and Students
    Activity Levels
    Departments
    Semester Trends
    Tools Used
  • 6. Dashboard
    At a Glance Views
    Active vs Inactive Courses including Departments
    Top Courses and Organizations for Week
    Top Tools Used by Instructors and Students
    Top Portal Modules Used
  • 7. Active Courses
    Department vs Sub Department
    Courses, Percentage, Instructors, Students
    Semester Trends and Page View Reports
  • 8. Top Week Tool Page Views
    Student vs Instructor
  • 9. Course Tool Page Views
    Tool Page Views (including Building Blocks)
    Trends, Course, Instructor, Student Comparison
  • 10. Course Tool Items
    Building Block Tool Tracking
    Drill Down by Courses and Instructor Using Tools
    Trends
  • 11. Activity By Course
  • 12. Activity by User
  • 13. bbStatsActivity Dashboard
    Download Building Block:http://tinyurl.com/getbbstats
    Reports Available:
    # Faculty Logging In (numbers/names)
    # Students Logging In
    # Assessments per Hour
    # Email per Hour
    # Clicks per Minute
    Most Active Users
    iPhone and Android App Available
  • 14. Fall 2010 Issues – Bb 9.1 SP3
  • 15. bbStats – Browser Graphs
    http://screencast.com/t/EXYhkoGC
  • 16. bbStats Mobile
    http://bit.ly/bK2kyM
  • 17. System Administration
    System Administration
    Usage Levels (Courses and Users)
    Tool Use
    Communicate Issues and Track Faculty Impact
    Using the Data – Examples
    bbStats(e.g. App servers stopped by semi-DOS)
    Provide Reports to Provost, CIO, and other Stakeholders
    Track Deployment and Promotion of New Tools
    Identify Known Issues and Target Communicate
  • 18. Professional Development
    Professional Development
    Identification of Faculty
    Discover Tools
    Promotion Possibilities
    Using the Data - Examples
    Track Deployment of New Tools and Identify Innovative Faculty
    Encourage Deeper Use of Tools
    Connect Faculty with Peers
    Discover Innovative Faculty
    Find Faculty Presenters
    Develop and Plan Sessions
    Trends in Usage
  • 19. Course Improvement
    Content
    Connecting Faculty
    Tools used by Department/Course
    Tools used and Learning Outcomes
    Share Best Practices during Evaluation
    Discover Innovative Faculty
    Student Contact
    AGC Minimum Use Standards
  • 20. THANK YOU!
    SzymonMachajewski
    Senior Blackboard Solutions Engineer and Database Administrator
    smachaje@grcc.edu
    Eric Kunnen
    Director, Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies
    ekunnen@grcc.edu
    Bill Faber
    Professor and Interim Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences
    wfaber@grcc.edu
    Garry Brand
    Professor and Faculty Professional Development Coordinator
    gbrand@grcc.edu
  • 21. Please provide feedback for this session by emailingBbWorldFeedback@blackboard.com.
    The title of this session is:
    Leveraging Academic Analytics in System Administration, Professional Development, and Course Improvement