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  • Combining Machine and Human Intelligences for Interventions

    Bb Predict and FYIs Inform Behavioral Nudges
    Over the past three full semester terms, UMBC has implemented a predictive analytics pilot “nudge” campaign using Blackboard (Bb) Predict. Beginning in the Spring 2018 term, we selected high...
    Posted: September 25, 2019 3:11 PM
  • NVivo Qualitative Research Software Now Available

    DoIT, CAHSS, DPS Partner on Site License
    DoIT is now providing NVivo, a qualitative research software package equivalent to SPSS, Stata, SAS, or R. This software is available to all faculty, staff, and graduate students. It allows the...
    Posted: February 14, 2018 2:42 PM
  • REX Tools for Teaching Available to Instructors

    Get a Bird's Eye View of Your Course Across Campus
    In recent years, the Office of Institutional Research and Decision Support  (IRADS) has installed or built a nifty set of “bird’s eye view” reports about teaching & learning in the campus’...
    Posted: March 28, 2017 2:09 PM
  • UMBC Blackboard Course Design Featured in Educause Review

    Learning Analytics Research for LMS Course Design
    Building on prior learning analytics research at UMBC, DoIT's John Fritz has co-authored "Learning Analytics Research for LMS Course Design: Two Studies" in the current issue of Educause Review...
    Posted: March 1, 2017 2:38 PM
  • Predicting and Supporting Student Success

    Importance of the Blackboard Grade Center
    Update from 2/1/18 Blackboard Analytics Symposium: Using Bb Predict and UMBC's FYI alert program together is more accurate than using either service alone....
    Posted: February 10, 2017 4:08 PM
  • New Blackboard Analytics Reports Now Live in All Bb Courses

    See How Your Bb Activity Compares with Peers
    As announced late last Fall, all Blackboard courses now contain the following reports powered by Bb Analytics for Learn (BA4L): FOR STUDENTS -- Available in "Tools" Menu Activity Compared to...
    Posted: April 30, 2013 3:57 PM