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CLC Presentation - Bb Report & Overview

CLC Presentation - Bb Report & Overview

  1. 1. Blackboard Report & Overview Grand Rapids Community College - Summer 2009 Prepared by: Eric Kunnen, Coordinator, Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies 1
  2. 2. Outline  Blackboard @ GRCC  Trends in Courses and Faculty Use  Current Usage and Reports  Student and Faculty Surveys and Quick Polls  Sloan-C Pillars of Quality + Why does this matter?  Project ASTRO Sneak Peek  Next Steps 2
  3. 3. Blackboard @ GRCC  Blackboard is a… ● Online classroom for our online and hybrid courses. ● Course web site for traditional courses. ● Web-based environment for student organizations to share materials and communicate. ● Resource for college employees to communicate and share materials. ● College wide professional development resource. ● Survey and assessment tool. ● Single integrated system to manage college activities including ecommerce transactions.  Blackboard Campus Solutions ● Learning System (Courses) ● Community System (Organizations, Departments, and Portal) ● Transaction System (RaiderCard and eCommerce) ● Content System (Web-based Document Management) ● Outcomes System (Institutional Reporting)* *Not currently licensed and used here at GRCC. 3
  4. 4. Trends in Blackboard Usage – Active Courses The following chart indicates that there are over 1,500 course sections that are active in Blackboard. This number has increased since Fall 2004. Most recently, there has been an 8% increase in usage of Blackboard from Fall 2007 to 2008. Sections Active in Blackboard 3000 2500 2000 LIVE Sections 1500 Total Sections 1000 1540 1165 1091 500 811 412 0 Fall 2004 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 Fall 2008 4
  5. 5. Trends in Blackboard Usage – Active Faculty The following chart indicates that there are over 500 faculty that used Blackboard in the Fall 2008 semester. This is an increase of over 24% from Fall 2007 to 2008. In addition, the data shows that over 70% of GRCC faculty are using Blackboard. Total Unique Instructors 600 517 500 416 382 400 298 300 200 100 0 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 Fall 2008 5
  6. 6. Current Usage – Tools Used The following chart indicates that the content, gradebook, announcement, staff information, and email features are the most commonly used tools by instructors in Blackboard. Email, 27% Staff Information, 34% Content, 89% Announcements, 48% Gradebook, 80% 6
  7. 7. Current Usage – Blackboard Building Blocks Building Blocks provide extended capability within Blackboard in a seamless way. The information below provide the usage level of these just 3 of the most popular additional tools. Wimba Pronto iPhone/iPod touch App CourseFeed Pronto is a free instant Through Blackboard Sync, CourseFeed is a Facebook messaging, audio chat, app students can receive application that alerts students sharing, and video notifications when their when their instructor posts conferencing tool that is instructor posts new new assignments, integrated with Blackboard. assignments, announcements, and content Total Users: 2,069 announcements, and content in Blackboard. in Blackboard. Total Instructors: 170 Total Accounts: 2,812 Total Accounts: New! 7
  8. 8. Current Usage - A Snapshot in Time The following table includes data on how many unique users (students, staff, and faculty) are logging into Bb at any given time. As shown in the bottom row, within 3 hours, 7229 unique users logged into Blackboard on April 27th. Usage from April 27, 2009 2:39PM Individual User Login Totals Within Last minute 14 Last 5 minutes 100 Last 30 minutes 476 Last hour 2076 Last 3 hours 7229 8
  9. 9. Current Usage – Google Analytics Google Analytics was recently added to Blackboard to track usage levels. As shown below, the Blackboard server had 16,097 unique visits on April 27th. In Michigan, Bb has been accessed over a million times from 376 cities. 9
  10. 10. Survey – Students Advice to Faculty What advice would you give to your professors related to technology use in teaching and Blackboard? The students said: "use, blackboard, grades, post, update, please.” (The larger the font size the more times it was mentioned.) 10
  11. 11. Survey – Students Describe Bb in One Word When students were asked to describe Bb in one word, they said: "helpful, convenient, useful, informational, beneficial“. (The larger the font size the more times it was mentioned.) 11
  12. 12. Survey – Students and Faculty Request More Use In a student based survey regarding their use of Bb this past semester (N=761), 94% answered YES for "It would improve my learning experience here at GRCC if more of my instructors would use Blackboard to deliver their course materials, grades, and announcements." In a faculty based survey regarding their use of Bb this past semester (N=54), 92% answered YES. 12
  13. 13. Polls – Bb Community System Portal 13
  14. 14. Sloan-C Five Pillars of Quality Learning Effectiveness Access Faculty (Flexibility) Satisfaction QUALITY Cost Student Effectiveness Satisfaction * Janet C. Moore. 2005. Sloan Consortium Quality Framework and the Five Pillars, The Sloan Consortium ( ** Jon Mott – BYU “Demonstrating the Value of Your CMS,” 2008 BIE Steering Committee • Washington, D.C. 14
  15. 15. Sloan-C Pillars in Context  Learning Effectiveness – Student Self Pacing and Content Review – Discussion Boards, Email, Instant Messaging, and Text Messaging – Test and Quizzes – Gradebook – Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking – Rich External Links and Video  Cost Effectiveness – Fully Automated (Effortless and Indispensable) – Saves Time – Content Delivery (“Handouts are now Mailouts”) – Online Communication vs Driving  Access & Flexibility – Online and Hybrid Courses – Anytime/Anywhere Access to Content and Grades – Door Access, Cashless Vending, Parking, and Online Deposits “It allows me to focus on – Facebook Integration and iPhone/iPod touch Application – Rave Wireless Text Messaging teaching and gives the  Student Satisfaction students some – Increase Retention and Connection – Ease of Use, Convenient, Helpful, Useful responsibility to get the  Faculty Satisfaction lecture materials, and – Convenient and Easy to Use – Saves Time handouts so they are – Reduces Repetition and Administrative Tasks ready for class.” - GRCC Professor 15
  16. 16. Project ASTRO  Blackboard Greenhouse Program Grant Funded  Advanced System Tracking and Reporting  Open Source  Coming soon! 16
  17. 17. Next Steps – Rollout Relay and Rave Wireless 17
  18. 18. Next Steps – Bb Content System Deployment 18
  19. 19. THANK YOU!  Comments?  Suggestions?  Questions? 19
  • ekunnen

    Jul. 1, 2009


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