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August 21, 2008

New SU2008 Bb Most Active Courses (and Disciplines) Report

DoIT has again published UMBC's "Most Active Blackboard" courses reports for the Summer 2008 semester, based on an "average hits per user" approach. While activity alone is not a measure of quality, DoIT publishes these reports so faculty can seek each other out about what does (or doesn't ) work in using Blackboard.

SU2008 Highlights (based on student activity ONLY):

Most Active Graduate Course: EDUC 605 "The Adult Learner" taught by Ciaran Lesikar, Greg Williams, Jeffrey Boham (avg. hits per student: 1,692).

Most Active Undergraduate Course: SCI 100 "Water; An Interdisciplinary Study" taught by Karin Readel (avg. hits per student: 1,135).

Most Active Disciplines: Linguistics (avg. hits per student: 833) and Education (22 active Bb courses).

Note: The "Disciplines" report now allows anyone to sort a department's Bb activity by avg. hits per students across all of its active Bb courses OR by its total number active Bb courses.

Most Active Community: College of Engineering and Information Technologies Business Manager Search managed by Karen Mattingly, James Milani and Karen Rose.

Total Number of Blackboard Courses (including those with multiple sections): 156

FYI: faculty may also want to try out the new "Average Hits Per User by Final Grade Distribution" reports announced on March 6.

For more information about the Blackboard Reports project, contact John Fritz at 410.455.6596 or


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