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TWT fall 2018 meeting 3

12.5. 18TWT FIG

We talked about how to create engaging materials for students using Toondoo and Adobe Spark.

Since this was our last meeting of the fall semester, we thought about what we would like to do for spring 2019.  Some ideas were:

  • conduct working sessions to create course materials
  • Read a book together-
    iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us by Jean M. Twenge
  • Gather data across classes

The group deiced they would like to have working sessions and gather data across FIGS. The spring 2019 TWT working sessions  will be held in KCeL (L705) so we can work at computers.

Meeting 1- October 2, 2018: Using Blackboard Reports to Gather Data about Student Progress

Dorina Tila showed the group the various ways data can be gathered about students using Blackboard analytics. We reviewed:

Course reports:  one option is user activity. A report can be generated for each student that shows the number of times that have looked at different areas on the course’s BB site

Course Activity Overview: provides a summary of overall Blackboard activity for all students.

Retention Center: Retention reports are another useful feature.  You can create settings so that at-risk students can be notified of their course progress.

More detailed information about the steps to generate these reports can be found at:


Our next meeting will be on November 7th at 12:40 in M391. John Acosta will show us how to run SCORM reports.