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Blackboard Feature Spotlight: Course Reports

Blackboard provides 9 different reporting options that allow instructors to view analytics for a variety of course activities.  Reports range from an All User activity view to an individual student’s activity.

Report Types:

All User Activity inside Content Areas
This report displays a summary of all user activity inside Content Areas for the course.

Course Activity Overview
Course Activity Overview displays overall activity within a single course, sorted by student and date. Data includes the total and average time spent per user and the total amount of activity the user had in the course.

Course Coverage Report
This report displays goals coverage information for a single Blackboard Learn course. Data includes both covered and gap values for all curricular areas that the course is associated with, as well as a breakdown of course items that have been aligned to goals.

Course Performance
This report displays information showing how a single Blackboard Learn Course performs against a selected set of goals. Performance targets and a range of acceptable performance for the course can be determined when running the report. Data includes averages for the entire course as well as break downs for individual students and goals.

Overall Summary of User Activity
The report displays user activity for all areas of the course, as well as activity dates, times and days of the week.

Single Course User Participation Report
Displays detailed statistics on assessment and collaboration tool submissions for all users in this course during a specified timeframe

Student Overview for Single Course
Student Overview for Single Course displays an individual student’s activity within a course, sorted by date. Data includes the total overall time the student spent in the course as well as detailed information about the student’s activity, such as which items and Content Areas the student accessed and the time spent on each.

User Activity in Forums
This report displays a summary of user activity in Discussion Board Forums for the course.

User Activity in Groups
This report displays a summary of user activity in Groups for the course.

Generating a Course Report

  1. Go to Control Panel > Evaluation > Course Reports
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  2. From the Course Reports page, find your requested report.
  3. Click the Chevron icon (chevron) then click Run.
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  4. Select your Report Specifications:
    • Format: PDF, HTML, Excel, Word
    • Start Date
    • End Date
    • Users
      Tip: To select all users use CTRL + A on Windows or ⌘ + A on a Mac. To select multiple users hold down the CTRL button, then click each student’s name. Repeat the process for a Mac using the ⌘ key.
  5. Once the report has been processed it will open in a new window.
  6. A Successful Run page will appear allowing instructors to:
    • Save the report to the Content Collection;
    • Download the report; or
    • Run a new report.

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Eric Silva

Eric is a Systems Analyst and Blackboard Administrator at The University of Texas at San Antonio, and a graduate from Boise State University. Learn more about me.


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