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Blackboard Achieve and Reporting Tier

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 09 Sep 2021  
New features, Blackboard Achieve, Reporting 

 

New Language Selector

We’re excited to announce that Blackboard Data now has a language selector. You can select your preferred language from the available language pack. This pack has 14 languages. Blackboard Data initially appears in the default language, English (United States), until you select another language. The platform then reloads in your selected language.

 

Blackboard Data Homepage. Cursor moving towards right top corner to where the Language Selector is. Cursor drops-down languages and selected Spanish.

Note: There are terms that aren’t currently localized and will remain in English after you’ve selected another language. The localized version of these terms will be delivered in a progressive manner throughout 2021 and 2022. 

More on Blackboard Data’s Language Settings


Blackboard Achieve – New Detailed Data filtered by Institutional Hierarchy Node, Course, and/or Student.

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 29 June 2021

New features, Blackboard Achieve

 

This feature is only available to clients with the Blackboard Achieve license.

We are excited to announce the addition of detail-level data, with the grains of institutional hierarchy node, course, and/or student, in all reports and report tabs. We have added new tables with disaggregated data and relevant measures to support your operational needs. These tables provide actionable insights that enable your decisions and interventions with individual academic units/programs, courses/instructors, and/or students. 

This feature is now available to clients participating in our early adopters cohort for Blackboard Achieve. With the early input from cohort participants, we plan to continue iterating on this feature to improve the presentation and the scope of measures on instructional practices and student engagement and performance.


Blackboard Achieve 

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 01 Jun 2021 
New features, Blackboard Achieve 

This feature is only available to clients with the Blackboard Achieve license. 

We are excited to announce the second stage of Blackboard Achieve, our solution powered by the Blackboard Data platform, to enable institutions’ academic leaders to inform strategy and policy in online learning by surfacing actionable insights into student engagement, instructor presence, and student performance at department and institution levels. 

For the second release of Achieve, we picked a cohort of early adopters who have mature adoption of the Blackboard platform. These institutions will have early access to the solution and will provide feedback to inform the development of the product.  

Later this year, we plan to offer Blackboard Achieve to more clients in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; and then roll out across other regions eligible for Blackboard Data. 

Blackboard Achieve will help you identify student engagement measures you should be tracking and then put these insights directly into your hands so you can know what’s working and what’s not down to the department, program, term, course, and learner. 

More on Blackboard Achieve 


Learning Platform Adoption Report

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 15 February 2021
New features, Reporting

This feature is only available to participants of the Blackboard Data Insider Program. For more information about the program & eligibility, please visit Blackboard Data Insider Program.

The new Learning Platform Adoption Report allows users to see, at a glance, how is the Blackboard Learning Platform being used. The initial release of this report helps users understand:

  • How many users are active?
  • How many courses and collaboration* rooms are there?
  • How much are the Accessibility and Originality Learning Tools used?*
  • When is the peak usage of the LMS and Collaboration* tool?

*Data availability depends on the products that the client licenses (Blackboard Collaborate, Blackboard Ally, and Blackboard SafeAssign)

More on the Learning Report Adoption Report

 


Blackboard Achieve

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 17 November 2020
New features, Blackboard Achieve

This feature is only available to clients with the Blackboard Achieve license.

We are excited to announce the availability of Blackboard Achieve, a new solution powered by the Blackboard Data platform, to enable institutions’ academic leaders to inform strategy and policy in online learning by surfacing actionable insights into student engagement, instructor presence and student performance at department and institution levels, and highlights the factors that align with academic performance.

Blackboard Achieve will help you identify student engagement measures you should be tracking and then put these insights directly into your hands so you can know what’s working and what’s not down to the department, program, term, course and learner.

For the first release, we picked a cohort of early adopters who have mature adoption of the Blackboard platform. These institutions will have 60-days’ access to the solution and will provide feedback to inform development of the product throughout this period. After the new year, we plan to offer Blackboard Achieve to more clients in the United States and then roll out across other regions eligible for Blackboard Data.

More on Blackboard Achieve


Secondary navigation for reporting

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 11 November 2020
New features, Reporting

This feature is only available to participants of the Blackboard Data Insider Program. For more information about the program & eligibility, please visit Blackboard Data Insider Program.

We have improved the Navigation System of the Blackboard Dara UI by adding a new secondary navigation. This new navigation will allow users to switch between Blackboard Reporting reports with ease.


Secondary navigation for Data Dictionary

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 11& November 2020
New features

We have improved the Navigation System of the Blackboard Dara UI by adding a new secondary navigation. This new navigation replaces the previous tab navigation on the Data Dictionary and it provides more space for the content, as it can be easily closed if it's not being used.


New home page

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 11 November 2020
New features

We have included a new home page for the Blackboard Data User Interface, which will be the face of our Blackboard Data products moving forward. This new page includes:

  • A link to the Data Dictionary, which remains public for any user to understand what the data means, how to use the data, and if there are any privacy implications.
  • A link to the Release Notes section, so our users can stay up-to-date with the latest changes to our products and data model.
  • A link to an information page about the Blackboard Data Insider Program

New sign in modal

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 11& November 2020
New features

Parts of this feature are only available to participants of the Blackboard Data Insider Program. For more information about the program & eligibility, please visit Blackboard Data Insider Program.

As we move towards our new Authentication System to Support the setup of SSO for Institutional Accounts, we have added a new modal that includes two "Sign In" options:

Blackboard Data Log in method screen. First option is Sign in with your institutional account and the second option is to Sign in with your Blackboard Data Account.

Global Filter by Tool

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 10 September 2020
New features, Reporting

This feature is only available to participants of the Blackboard Data Insider Program. For more information about the program & eligibility, please visit Blackboard Data Insider Program.

The Learning Tool Activity report now includes a global filter that allows users to filter the data of the report by a specific Learning Tool. Each tool name includes additional information on whether the tool is being used directly (Application) or is being used through a content handler in the content area (Content Handler).


Learning Tool Activity and Use Report

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 10 September 2020
New features, Reporting

This feature is only available to participants of the Blackboard Data Insider Program. For more information about the program & eligibility, please visit Blackboard Data Insider Program.

The new Learning Tool Activity and Use report allows users to see who uses the learning tools in their LMS and when they are accessing them. The initial release of this report helps users understand:

  • What roles access learning tools?
  • When is the peak use of learning tools?
  • How does learning tool usage change over time?
  • In how many courses is this tool both available and accessed at least once?

Local Filter by Role

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 10 September 2020
New features, Reporting

This feature is only available to participants of the Blackboard Data Insider Program. For more information about the program & eligibility, please visit Blackboard Data Insider Program.

The Person Activity section of the Learning Tool Activity report now includes a local filter that allows users to filter down the visualizations from this section by a specific role.


In-app Product Feedback and New Features widget

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 27 August 2020
New features

This feature is only available to participants of the Blackboard Data Insider Program. For more information about the program & eligibility, please visit Blackboard Data Insider Program.

As part of the Blackboard Data Insider Program, we are introducing a new channel to keep you updated on the latest features that we introduce during the Insider Program and hear what you have to say. The new "What's New" side panel will allow you to see the latest updates we share, react to them using the Emoji icons, and provide us with your feedback without having to leave the Blackboard Data UI.


New navigation sidebar

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 27 August 2020
New features

A new navigation system has been introduced to provide a simpler experience when navigating the Blackboard Data User Interface, supported by the new collapsible left navigation bar.


Reporting tab

Continuous Delivery BRS 1.0 | Release to Production 25 June 2020
New features, Reporting

This feature is only available to participants of the Blackboard Data Insider Program. For more information about the program & eligibility, please visit Blackboard Data Insider Program.

A new Reporting tab has been added to the Blackboard Data UI. This where users will see all the reports they have available and where we will be adding new reports in the future. This view includes the name of the report, as well as the primary and secondary questions the report helps answer.

More on reporting


Collaboration Session Activity report

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 25 June 2020
New features, Reporting

This feature is only available to participants of the Blackboard Data Insider Program. For more information about the program & eligibility, please visit Blackboard Data Insider Program.

The new Collaboration Session Activity report allows users to see who accesses their collaboration tool sessions and when they are accessing them. The initial release of this report helps users understand:

  • How many rooms are currently active?
  • How many sessions were launched per day in a given date range?
  • How much time do users spend in sessions?
  • How many users attend sessions?

Date Filtering

  • Range 1 is the main date range that is shown on the metrics and visualizations. Users can select any length starting with the same day.
  • Range 2 is the comparative date range, used to compare with Range 1. The percentage changes on the numeric (Level 1) metrics are calculated by comparing Range 1 to Range 2.
  • We recommend selecting date ranges of the same length for accurate comparisons.

Export to CSV

Users can export the data from the "Number of sessions launched by date" chart into CSV format for external consumption.

More on the Collaboration Session Activity report