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December 15, 2008

DoIT Publishes FA2008 Most Active Bb Courses Reports

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.

Most Active Disciplines: Biotechnology (avg. hits per student: 1,180) and Education (92 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: 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


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