Bb Course Analytics

Course at a Glance

How to access:  Control Panel / Evaluation / Course Analytics / Course at a Glance

This report provides summary information about a Blackboard course and relative information against a group of other Blackboard courses in the same academic department and type of course. 

Instructors can use these reports to analyze: 

  • How many times students access the course and how long students are spending in the course,
  • How the course compares to the average of other Courses in the same department, and
  • How the students in the course are using and performing in the course compared to the average of all students enrolled in the Course.

After the report has been run, the course‚Äôs activity can be compared to the department average in several ways. The students enrolled in the course are also compared to the Course average. 

Instructor  : The person teaching the course based on information pulled from Banner .  
Course ID: Pulled from Banner
Term: The year and semester.   
Status: The course active (currently running) or inactive (previous semesters). 
Delivery Method: Used to determine if the course is face-to-face, hybrid, or online. This is used to compare like courses within the department.  
Students Enrolled: The number of students enrolled in this particular course. 
Section: (blue) The color of your section when looking at the graphs and grids on the reports.  
Compared to Division 
(# Sections):
Identifies how many other courses the data is comparing to based on Delivery Method, College, Term, and Department.  
College: Pulled based upon Banner data  
Department: Pulled based on banner data
Department Avg.: Averages of the other courses in the same department during the same term.

 

Course Accesses Avg. vs. Department Avg.: The average number of times the enrolled students accessed the Course per week, compared to the department average for the same instruction method.  
Minutes Avg. vs. Department Avg.:  The average amount of time (in minutes) the enrolled students spent in the Course during the selected term, compared to the department average for the same term. .  
 Interaction Avg. vs. Department Avg.: The average number of actions the enrolled students initiated in the context of the Course during the selected term, compared to the department average per course for the same term. Many types of student actions can lead to an interaction being logged, such as accessing a course item, clicking a link, clicking on folder, etc.    
 Submission Avg. vs. Department Avg.: The average number of submissions made by the enrolled students during the selected term, compared to the department average for the instructional method.