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Blackboard Resources

What Is Check My Activity?

Blackboard Course Menu

You can now check your Blackboard activity from within all Blackboard courses and compare it against your course peers.

To access “Check My Activity” look for the Course Information menu on the left hand side of the course page. Find Check My Activity and click. Check My Activity will pop up as a separate page. You may have to adjust it’s size to fit on your screen.


Why Should I Use It?

We know that students who chose to regularly check their activity in an online class are twice as likely to earn a grade of C or higher in that class, and that students with high levels of course activity in an online class are not only more likely to pass, but have been seen to achieve a half-grade higher in subsequent classes that require it.

Activity Compared to Other Students

Blackboard Graph

Each day the data is updated to reflect the previous day’s activities. The line graphs show information based on weeks in the course. The word “Your” in these reports means “you” as a student in this course. Your name will appear on the top of the report. You are the only one who can access this report. Your instructor does not have access to this report but can obtain this information in different reports.

Course Access

Blackboard Course Access Graph

Blackboard Graph Sample Bars
The blue bar represents you. The gold bar represents the class average for this course only.

Course Accesses: The number of times you logged into the course during the period of the academic term compared to the class average.  This data is pulled each day to provide an accurate reading.
Your Course Accesses vs. Avg.: This information corresponds to the Course Accesses; the line graph provides a visual representation of how many times you logged into the course compared to your classmates.

Course Submissions

Blackboard Submissions Graph

Submissions: The amount of assignments, blogs, discussion board posts, journal, survey, test submissions, etc. that you have submitted compared to your classmates. Submissions are those items that are directly connected to the Gradebook.
Your Submissions vs. Avg.: This information corresponds to Submissions; the line graph provides a visual representation of the number of submissions or posts added by you compared to your classmates.

Course Interactions

Blackboard Interactions Graph

Interactions: The amount of actions you do within the course; such as clicking on an item, clicking on a folder, etc..  This data is pulled each day to provide an accurate reading.
Your Interactions vs. Avg.:  This information corresponds to Interactions; the line graph provides a visual representation of the number of clicks compared to your classmates.

Time in Course

Blackboard Time in Course Graph

Time in Course (min.): The amount of time in minutes that you stay logged into the course compared to your classmates. This data is pulled each day to provide an accurate reading.
Your Time in Course (min.) vs. Avg.: This information corresponds to Time in Course (min.); the line graph provides a visual representation of course access in minutes compared to your classmates.