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Blackboard Analytics

Blackboard Analytics is here on the campus of North Carolina Central University!

What is Blackboard Analytics?
Blackboard Analytics (BbA) is a business analysis tool that allows NCCU to monitor and measure student success factors as outlined in our 2020 Strategic Plan.  This highly sophisticated reporting software will enable us to run reports and display dashboard metrics that will identify key statistics such as counts and percentages for student retention, student progression, course loads, class utilization and graduation.  It will also provide us with drill down capabilities to identify specific student information such as individual course load, SAT/ACT scores, high school graduation information, GPA’s and etc. In short, Blackboard Analytics will allow NCCU to stay abreast of our students’ progression, both as individuals and varying demographics, throughout the college lifecycle (recruiting, admissions, enrollment/registration, retention and ultimately graduation.)
How Does Blackboard Analytics Help NCCU?
This reporting tool is key in pulling information from Banner and allows approved users the capability to view functional analytical reports to ensure NCCU stays on top of its strategic goals and will know which particular areas to focus on moving forward.  Deloris Gee, the Project Leader along with the Project Team (comprised of key functional people across the campus) has worked diligently with Blackboard Analytics and is excited about its great potential for NCCU.  
When Can We Access Blackboard Analytics?
Our Phase 1 Go-Live Date is May 14, 2013.  This rollout is for select approved users on campus.  The Phase 1 Rollout of the Student Module includes:
Customized Dashboards for:
  • Enrollment Management
  • Admissions Monitoring
  • Student Progression
Phase 2 Rollout of the Student Module includes:
  • Rolling Student Module out to Selected Users on Campus
  • Launching Additional Reporting Tools (PowerPivot, Excel Services)
  • Incorporating End-user Feedback from Phase 1
  • Launch the Analytical and Operational Reporting Tools.
Who Has Access to Blackboard Analytics?
During the Phase 1 Rollout for the Student Module only the following people will have access to Blackboard Analytics: 
  • BbA Project Team
  • Key Functional Users
  • Senior Executive Team

Access that will be granted for the Phase 2 Rollout is to be determined at a later date.

To request access for the Phase 2 Rollout of Blackboard Analytics submit a ticket to the Eagle Technical Assistance Center by calling 919-530-7676 and selecting Option “1” or submit a ticket online to https://helpdesk.nccu.edu
Who is the BbA Project Team?

The BbA Project Team consists of:

Nicole Jackson, Registrar’s Office
Anthony Brooks, Admissions
Juella Tanner, Graduate Admissions
Shawn Stewart, Research, Evaluation, and Planning
Sylvia Seward, Research, Evaluation, and Planning
Jeanette Barker, Institutional Effectiveness
Greg Battle, Information Technology Services
Edna Robinson, Information Technology Services

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For more information about Blackboard Analytics, contact ETAC by calling helpdesk@nccu.edu
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