In Blackboard, there are a few ways to track students’ progress.
We recommend using these as tools for compassionate and early intervention to identify students who need extra help and to assist instructors in improving overall student engagement. For instance, if you ask students to indicate they have read an article or watched a video or seen a set of instructions by clicking the “mark reviewed” button (with Review Status enabled), you have created a feedback loop. If students have missed this step, you can follow up to ensure that they understand where you’re providing information and identify barriers to learning that you might be able to help remove.
If you would like to be able to run a report of which students have viewed or clicked on an object [item, link, test, assignment, etc.] in Blackboard, you can manually enable statistics tracking for that object and then run a Statistics Report to view activity for a range of time and some/all students.
To turn on Statistics Tracking
To view a Statistics Tracking report for an object
- In Edit Mode, access an object’s menu.
- Choose “View Statistics Report.”
- Access the Content Usage Statistics menu and select “Run.”
- Choose the desired parameters for the report.
- Select Submit.
- Select “Download Report.”
- The report will show the dates selected at the top of the chart and the number of times each student viewed that object by date.
Review Status is a lot like Statistics Tracking, but requires that students manually acknowledge that they have “reviewed” the object [item, link, test, assignment, etc.]. You can then run a Review Status report to view activity for a range of time and some/all students.