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Course Assessment and Analytics in Online Learning

Posted on Aug, 09 2012

Course Assessment and Analytics in Online Learning
August 9, 2012
10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
90 Minutes

Registration Fee$0

NDSU DCE Classroom, Room D104
1919 N. University Dr.
Fargo, ND
Free parking is available in the parking lot to the west of the SGC Building.

In this session, we will learn how to use tools within Blackboard Learn 9.1 to address two significant questions for an online instructor:

How are students performing in the course?
How is the course performing for students?

Specifically, we will explore how Course Reports, the Early Warning System and the Performance Dashboard can inform instructors about student and course performance.  We will also examine how these tools can identify students in need of interventions.

Faculty and instructors teaching an online class will benefit from this session by learning how to:

  • Navigate to the appropriate tools within the Blackboard Learn 9.1 interface.
  • Create and activate an Early Warning System rule.
  • Access and sort data within the Performance Dashboard.
  • Run Course Reports.
  • Articulate a rationale for using Course Reports, the Early Warning System and the Performance Dashboard.


To register, please follow this link.  Pre-registration is required due to limited seating available.



Jeff Boyer, Ph.D.

Photo of Jeff Boyer, Ph.D.

Jeff Boyer, Ph.D., is a learning designer and technologist housed in the Dean's Office of NDSU's College of Science and Mathematics.  In this role, he assists faculty in transitioning from face-to-face to blended and online teaching.  Dr. Boyer earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Educational Technology from the University of Florida.  Over his 14 years of teaching experience, he has designed and developed multiple face-to-face, blended and online learning experiences in a wide variety of contexts and for diverse populations of learners.

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