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Random Thoughts on Instructional Design

Leveraging Academic Analytics

Presentation provided overview of two building blocks for gathering, analyzing and making use of data in Blackboard by the average system administrator.

Possible tool usage

  • Professional development
    • Identification of faculty using Bb and how they are using it
    • Discover tools
    • Promotion possibilities
  • Using the data
    • Track deployment of new tools and identify users
    • Encourage deeper use of tools
    • Connect faculty with peers
    • Discover innovative faculty
    • Find faculty presenters
    • Develop & plan sessions
    • Follow usage trends
  • Course improvement
    • Content
      • Connecting faculty
      • Tools used by department/course
      • Tools used and learning outcomes
      • Share best practices during evaluation
      • Discover innovative faculty
      • Assess/set minimum use standards for students

Caution: running some of the reports may place a large load on the system – best the run reports during non-peak periods.

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This entry was posted on July 13, 2011 by in Blackboard 9.1, Blackboard World 2011 and tagged , .
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