Michael Berman (VP for Technology & Innovation, CSU Channel Islands/Chief Innovation Officer, California State University) offers an amusing account of organizational and data management practices that prevent successful analytics implementations and adoption in higher education.
Lectures, interviews, and other informational video content created by leading experts and Blackboard Analytics customers
This video follows Dr. Catherine Finnegan, Asst. Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness at the Virginia Community College System, through her day, sharing the data and dashboards that help the VCCS team make good quality decisions.
Kara Bosch (Director of Financial Systems and Business Intelligence Solutions, Central Piedmont Community College) discusses what data governance is and why it’s important. She describes the work that CPCC has done to establish and implement a strong data governance policy on campus.
Rachel Serrano (Director of Information Analytics, Appalachian State University) describes how App State is using Student Management for Blackboard Intelligence to identify returning students who are eligible but not enrolled, intervene, and keep them on track for graduation.
John Whitmer (Director of Analytics and Research, Blackboard) describes the result of joint research conducted with Stephanie Teasely at the University of Michigan, on the impact of student-facing learning analytics and automated nudges on lower-performing students.
John Fritz (Assistant Vice President Instructional Technology & New Media, University of Maryland Baltimore County) discusses how the use of student-facing dashboards at UMBC can increase persistence rates by fostering self-regulated learning.
Learning analytics has often focused on identifying at-risk students within a course. But what if we could prevent those students from getting into risk at all? This presentation describes research results (one across a campus, one across 750 campuses) that hold striking implications for effective LMS course design.
One rising trend in higher education is "data-driven decision making." The use of data can be a powerful tool in the hands of academic advisors, but as the focus turns to data we run the risk of losing our focus on individual students.
Rob Nyland describes how, in a pilot of Blackboard Analytics for Learn, Boise State University was able to increase its retention rate by 5% in programs where A4L was used.
Max Kwenda & Lyle Spencer discuss the implementation of the HR (iBNHR), Advancement (iBNAD), and Finance (iBNFM) modules for Blackboard Intelligence at Gonzaga University.
Using a custom report to track non-attending students in online classes, the Division of Online and Professional Studies at California Baptist University has proven how useful Blackboard Learn data can be to not only identify non-attending students, but also at-risk students.
By integrating library usage data with data collected by the university student information system, researchers were able to determine that library use by students has a significant impact on student success and retention in a way that demonstrates a measurable return on investment for higher education institutions.
Through two Analytics reports and one dashboard, CUW’s Academic Advising Office has adopted an early alert system that has used out-of-the-box thinking to leverage out-of-the-box Analytics tools; contributing to a record retention rate in year one.