Happy Thursday Everyone!
A few weeks ago, I ran a quick survey to get some data about Archiving and Removing courses. I got a wonderful response. Thank you all so much!! I love my fellow Admins.
I pulled the data after 82 participants for my presentation. Currently, we have 85 responses. The survey is still active, so you can participate if you did not get a chance: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzy-YWry8wtsOELV1RVievwiJ8mmkkv9W9bvuY7sP7nAHLQw/viewform?usp=sf_link#responses
Several asked about sharing the results. Here they are from when I pulled them:
Survey of Blackboard Administrators N=82
Does your institution currently archive courses? N=80
If yes, when does your institution archive courses? N=69
40.6% End of each semester (more than once a year)
31.9% Once a year
Does your institution remove older courses from the system after archiving? N=76
If yes, when does you institution remove older courses? N=66
30.3% End of each semester
40.9% Once a year
How many academic years worth of courses do you currently keep active on your Blackboard system? N=79
0% Current academic year only
26.6% Current academic year + 1 previous year
30.4% Current academic year + 2 previous years
6.3% Current academic year + 3 previous years
6.3% Current academic year + 4 previous years
3.8% Current academic year + 5 previous years
26.6% Other (examples: 2 semesters, Current academic year + 1 semester)
Does your faculty have direct or indirect access to the archive? N=73
1.4% Direct Only – Faculty can access the storage location and download the archive files for restoring a course to access content, student work and grades
83.6% Indirect Only – Faculty must request a course restore from the Blackboard Administrator to access content, student work and grades
4.1% Both Direct and Indirect - Faculty can access the storage location to download the archive file for importing course content, but must request a course restore for access to student work and grades.
Do you see positive changes to your Blackboard System due to archiving/removing older courses? N=76
14.4% Other (examples: not sure, have not implemented yet)
If you’d like a word doc with these results, with some of the open response answers, I have it posted here:
I hope you all have a great afternoon!
Thank you again.
Arkansas State University