DoIT has again published UMBC's "Most Active Blackboard" courses reports for the Fall 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.
FA2008 Highlights (based on student activity ONLY):
Most Active Graduate Course: EHS 640 "Fundamentals of High Performance Mobile Health Systems" taught by Stephen Dean, Richard Bissell and Brian Maguire (avg. hits per student: 2,235).
Most Active Undergraduate Course: PSYC 100 "Introduction to Psychology" taught by Linda Jones, Laura Rose and Karen Freiberg (avg. hits per student: 1,365).
Note: Two other sections of PSYC 100 also came in a very close second and third most active of all undergraduate 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: Project Lead the Way managed by Mechanical Engineering Professor Anne Spence.
Total Number of Blackboard Courses (including those with multiple sections): 1,014
For more information about the Blackboard Reports project, contact John Fritz at 410.455.6596 or firstname.lastname@example.org.