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  • HelioCampus Implementation Update #2:

    It’s Rollout Time!
    HelioCampus is a data analytics platform that provides UMBC with the next-generation decision support services.  Helio integrates our enterprise data warehouse with advanced reporting and...
    Posted: June 7, 2021 10:04 AM
  • Using Analytics to Improve Student Success

    Nudging math students to tutoring
    Mathematics is a powerful tool.  We use applications from math all day, every day, like when we drive over a bridge or look at our email.   Math is very difficult for many people, and they...
    Posted: March 4, 2021 1:53 PM
  • (Re)Launching a Learning Analytics Community of Practice

    Helping faculty use the emerging field of learning analytics
    UMBC’s Learning Analytics Program is a community of scholars interested in using analytical data to advance student achievement and success. We’re relaunching the program after, like so many...
    Posted: February 9, 2021 10:16 AM
  • PIVOT and the Student Evaluation of FA20 Courses

    Training Associated with Higher SEEQs & Course Interactions
    There is a statistically significant, positive relationship between a faculty member completing the Planning Instructional Variety in Online Teaching (PIVOT) training and elevated course-level...
    Posted: February 2, 2021 2:02 PM
  • Getting Help With Data, Analytics, and Reports

    New and Improved!
    Almost everyone has found themselves in a position where they need to ask a question, but aren’t sure who they should ask or how to ask it.  It can be frustrating (and inefficient) to ask several...
    Posted: February 2, 2021 12:54 PM
  • HelioCampus Implementation Update: Keeping You Informed

    What everyone needs to know about HelioCampus
    In this first of a series of updates, we’ll give a description of what HelioCampus (Helio, for short) is and why we’re investing in it, provide an overview of UMBC’s goals for the project, and...
    Posted: January 26, 2021 2:10 PM
  • Educause Podcast: Ethical Issues Around Learning Analytics

    Doing the right thing with analytics
    In the inaugural episode of the Educause Exchange Podcast, Associate Provost and Deputy CIO Bob Carpenter contributes his views on how UMBC should use analytics and predictive models to support...
    Posted: October 26, 2020 2:19 PM
  • Some Qualtrics Reports to be Deprecated

    Classic reports will no longer be available after 10/31
    After October 31st, 2020, Qualtrics users will lose access to any reports which were created with Classic Reports, including scheduled emails and public reports. If you have not already done so,...
    Posted: October 9, 2020 2:42 PM
  • Blackboard Predict to be Sunset

    And rolling out a new model that helps students earlier!
    Blackboard Predict (BB Predict) is a subscription-based predictive model designed to identify students at risk of receiving a grade of D or F in a course.  UMBC has a long partnership with...
    Posted: August 24, 2020 1:59 PM
  • UMBC Online: By the Numbers

    DoIT's "bird's-eye view" of our now virtual campus
    We in DoIT know that numbers alone can’t capture the time and effort UMBC students, faculty and staff have put into coping with the disruption caused by the Coronavirus global pandemic. However,...
    Posted: April 2, 2020 5:29 PM