Course Reports

You can run several types of course reports to view information about course usage and activity. You can view summaries of course usage such as which course areas are used most frequently and course access patterns for specific students.

The reports are available in Control Panel -> Evaluation -> Course Reports 

Frequently asked questions

What type of reports are available? (Original Course)

There are a number of different course reports in Blackboard and these include:

  • All User Activity inside Content Areas: This report displays a summary of all user activity inside Content Areas for the course.
  • Course Performance - This report displays information showing how a single course performs against a selected set of goals.
  • Course Activity Overview - Displays overall activity within a single course, sorted by student and date. Data includes the total and average time spent per user and the total amount of activity the user had in the course.
  • Course Coverage Report - This report displays goals coverage information for a single Blackboard Learn course. Data includes both covered and gap values for all curricular areas with which the course is associated, as well as a breakdown of course items that have been aligned to goals. Click here to see how to run a goals report.
  • Overall Summary of User Activity: The report displays user activity for all areas of the course, as well as activity dates, times and days of the week.
  • Student Overview for Single Course - Displays an individual student's activity within a course, sorted by date. Data includes the total overall time the student spent in the course as well as detailed information about the student's activity, such as which items and Content Areas the student accessed and the time spent on each.
  • User Activity in Forums: This report displays a summary of user activity in Discussion Board Forums for the course.​​​​​​​
  • User Activity in Groups: This report displays a summary of user activity in Groups for the course.

How do I create a Course Report? (Original Course)

in the Control Panel, expand the Evaluation section and select Course Reports. On the Course Reports page, access a report's menu and select Run. On the Run Reports page, select the Report Specifications. Options vary:

  • Select Format: Choose an output format from the menu. Valid formats are PDF, HTML, Excel, or Word. Charts don't display in Excel format.
  • Select a Start Date and Select an End Date: For reports that cover a specific period of time, select start and end dates for the report.
  • Select Students: To run a report on a single student, select the student name from the menu.
  • Select Users: Select one or more users for the report. For Windows, to select multiple users in a list, press the Shift key and select the first and last users. To select users out of sequence, press the Ctrl key and select each user needed. For Macs, press the Command key instead of the Ctrl key.
  • Average Range and Target Performance Level: Required for course performance reports. You can set these reports to Show Unavailable Students and/or Show Unaligned Goals.
  • Select Goal Set and Goal Types. If the Goal Set appears as None, confirm course content is aligned with goals. If content is aligned with a goal, you may need to contact the system administrator to refresh report data.
Select Submit. If a course report includes a large number of users, you may need to wait several minutes or longer for a report to generate. PDF and HTML formats open directly in a new window. Excel and Word prompt you to save the file first. To print reports, use the print function in the application window that the report opened in. After a report is successfully run, you can perform these tasks:
  • Save to Content Collection: If your institution has access to the content management features, you can save the report to a folder in the Content Collection.
  • Download Report: Save the report to your computer.
  • Run a New Report: Return to the Run Reports page to run the report again with different criteria.
Select OK when finished.

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