Category Archives: Monitor Activity

Blackboard Mobile 2015/16

Since the Blackboard Mobile Learn app was first made available to students in March 2012, it has been a popular way for students to access course materials. We have been tracking basic usage statistics, which shows steady use during term … Continue reading

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What’s new in Blackboard at NUIG? Part 2

All going well, our Blackboard Learn system will be upgraded to SP12 this Friday, 12th July. In the second of this series, here are three new features that will be available. The Retention Centre The new Retention Centre in Blackboard … Continue reading

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Blackboard Mobile Learn – one year on

In March 2012, Blackboard Mobile LearnTM was launched at NUI Galway. At the end of September, we reported on the usage statistics after just 3 weeks of term. At that stage, the highest number of logins on a single day … Continue reading

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Coming soon: the Retention Centre

In CELT we are gearing up for another upgrade of our Blackboard system during the summer. This year we will move to Service Pack 12 (SP 12), which will give improved features to staff and students. One area that looks … Continue reading

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What’s coming in Blackboard – improved discussion boards

New features in Blackboard are coming, with an upgrade of our system being planned for the summer. As well as new features (some of which can be seen in a previous post), there will be some much requested “fixes” and … Continue reading

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How do you use Mobile Learn?

Two weeks ago I was at the Blackboard Mobile Users’ Group meeting in Durham. Notes from the meeting are available on our Learning Technologies Blog. At the meeting, it was noted that while we can get analytics on the number … Continue reading

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The Performance Dashboard

The Performance Dashboard in a Blackboard course can be a good indicator of a student’s engagement with the resources you provide, in particular highlighting those students who are not accessing the course at all, or not for some time. To … Continue reading

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