Blackboard Data is a key part of the Blackboard software as a service (SaaS) approach to data and analytics. Blackboard Data is where data from all your current Blackboard products come together into a unified database you can access.
Access Blackboard Data
These tiers enable you to access and explore the underlying dataset through your own SQL queries, and a set of easy-to-use data visualization reports.
Current Blackboard Data and Reporting Availability
|Blackboard Data Technical Availability||Developer Tier – Blackboard Reporting||Reporting Tier – Blackboard Reporting|
*Important Note: Blackboard Data can only access your Blackboard Collaborate data if it is hosted in the same region as your Blackboard Learn. For more information, please visit the Blackboard Collaborate Networking Information page on Behind the Blackboard.
**Currently available as a preview under the Blackboard Data Insider Program. Visit Blackboard Insider Program help page for more information.
Don't have Blackboard Data? Submit a request for Blackboard Data on Behind the Blackboard.
Blackboard's Data Dictionary presents table and column definitions in an easy-to-read format. Use this resource to create reports. Learn about the source, usage, and relationships of the entities available.
Data Privacy information in Blackboard Data
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Blackboard Data Glossary
- Column: Columns refer to columns in the database table.
- Context: Contexts identify where entries apply. For example, in a course or a user session.
- Crow's foot notation: A common way of showing relationships between tables and entities.
- Entry: An entry documents a table or column in an easy-to-read format. Entries include an easy-to-read definition, technical specifications, and ERDs.
- Object: Objects show the fully qualified name of the entry. This includes the schema, table, and column. Each are separated by a dot in the description. For example, schema.table.column
- Submodel: A submodel is a group of related entries. For example, the Collaboration submodel includes attendance.
How often does the data generally refresh?
Depending on the source, data may refresh every half hour to every night:
Data from your Blackboard Learn environments update every night.
Collaborate data updates approximately every hour.
Please note that these refresh times may be subject to change.
Navigate Blackboard Data
Use the easy navigation menu to move around in Blackboard Data. Select the icon beside the Blackboard Data heading to open the menu.
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