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  • The Open Database Initiative: A new tool of discovery
    Jonathon Lunardi
    Community Engagement Product Marketing
    Email: jonathon.lunardi@blackboard.com
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/llunardi
  • What’s Next in the Blackboard Theater?
    Session Title:
    The Open Database Initiative: A new tool of discovery
    Learning Outcomes:
    Open source model and influence
    What is Blackboard OpenDB
    How educational institutions can benefit from Open Database documentation
  • Openness Opportunities
    View slide
  • OpenDB is Here
    View slide
  • Example Use Cases
    Reporting on:
    Tool usage (how many freshman use the blog tool)
    Access usage (how many faculty access Bb every day, how often)
    Role segmentation (review statistics of freshmen vs. seniors, identify any patterns that tie to retention)
    Data bottlenecks:
    Optimize web servers, load balancers, and system connections to increase performance and save money
    Troubleshooting:
    Identify problem areas before calling support
  • Other W’s
    When will it be available?
    The documentation is available for view right now
    Where can a client get the documentation?
    A client can ask their support or account manager or find the documentation on Behind the Blackboard under Knowledge  Release 9.1  Open Database Schema
    Why did Blackboard do this?
    Enable clients to develop creative and innovative ways to use the data in their Blackboard database and modify their teaching and training techniques to increase educational effectiveness.
  • A phased approach
    Phase 1: Documentation
    Phase 2: Built in Reports
    Phase 3: unknown, you help us decide!
  • Commitment to Openness
  • Related Resources
    Behind the Blackboard documentation
    OpenDB listserv
    Project Astro slides: http://www.slideshare.net/ekunnen/bb-world09-project-astro-presentation-with-screenshots-1726069
    Edugarage.com
  • Please provide feedback for this session by emailingBbWorldFeedback@blackboard.com.
    The subject of the email should be title of this session:
    The Open Database Initiative – A new tool of discovery