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