Leveraging Academic Analytics in System Administration, Professional Development, and Course Improvement<br />Szymon Macha...
Session Description<br />Identifying, collecting, reporting, and using system activity data from Blackboard is often a cha...
Session Themes<br />System Administration<br />Usage Levels (Courses and Users)<br />Tool Use<br />Communicate Issues and ...
Gathering the data…<br />Custom Reports and SQRs<br />Free Building Blocks<br />Project ASTRO<br />bbStats<br />Bb Analyti...
Project ASTRO<br />Download Building Block by request at: http://tinyurl.com/projectastro<br />Reports Available:<br />Act...
Dashboard<br />At a Glance Views<br />Active vs Inactive Courses including Departments<br />Top Courses and Organizations ...
Active Courses<br />Department vs Sub Department<br />Courses, Percentage, Instructors, Students<br />Semester Trends and ...
Top Week Tool Page Views<br />Student vs Instructor <br />
Course Tool Page Views<br />Tool Page Views (including Building Blocks)<br />Trends, Course, Instructor, Student Compariso...
Course Tool Items<br />Building Block Tool Tracking<br />Drill Down by Courses and Instructor Using Tools<br />Trends<br />
Activity By Course<br />
Activity by User<br />
bbStatsActivity Dashboard<br />Download Building Block:http://tinyurl.com/getbbstats<br />Reports Available:<br /># Facult...
Fall 2010 Issues – Bb 9.1 SP3<br />
bbStats – Browser Graphs<br />http://screencast.com/t/EXYhkoGC<br />
bbStats Mobile<br />http://bit.ly/bK2kyM<br />
System Administration<br />System Administration<br />Usage Levels (Courses and Users)<br />Tool Use<br />Communicate Issu...
Professional Development<br />Professional Development<br />Identification of Faculty<br />Discover Tools<br />Promotion P...
Course Improvement<br />Content<br />Connecting Faculty<br />Tools used by Department/Course<br />Tools used and Learning ...
THANK YOU!<br />SzymonMachajewski<br />Senior Blackboard Solutions Engineer and Database Administrator<br />smachaje@grcc....
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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 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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Leveraging Academic Analytics in System Administration, Professional Development, and Course Improvement

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

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