Analytics in Blackboard

What is Analytics?

Instructors take pride in seeing their students succeed but also feel their pain when they fall behind. Blackboard is working to increase the visibility of student performance so instructors are aware of the students who need more attention and can take action before it's too late. Student performance is the most recognizable during grading opportunities and is also reflected in a student's overall grade but often, it's too late to have an impact by the time grades are posted. Analytics for Learn is an optional service that allows you to run different reports for your courses that keep track of how your students are performing.

See also: Analytics for Learn

Analytics provides these reports:

  • Course at-a-Glance: Interactions, submissions, and time in the course compared to similar courses in your department.
  • Activity and Grade Scatter Plot: A scatter plot of your course activity and your grades in the course.
  • Activity Matrix: This report compares each student's number of submissions to the average across all students in that course. The report includes a graph of submission trends over the entire term, the number of submissions, the average number of submissions in the course, days since the student's last submission, and the last submission type.
  • Course Submission Summary Report: Submission information for each student including assignments, tests, surveys, and graded discussions and journals.


How to Access

On any assessment, instructors can open the activity panel to see which students have submitted, which ones have only started, and which students might be falling behind. There is also the ability to easily send those students a message.

  1. Select Analytics on the navigation bar. On the Course Analytics page, select Reports. The Reports page displays a list of reports you can run, along with the report description, and the timestamp of the last run. Select Run Report to generate the analytics report. Analytics for Learn reports will open in a separate tab.
  2. If you have Predict and Analytics for Learn, you'll see options for Reports and Student Risk Reports on the Course Analytics page. Select Reports to see the Analytics for Learn options.
  3. You can export the list of students from the reporting system and import the list into an application such as Microsoft® Excel® for further analysis.


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