To search for a name, fill in one or more of the fields in the form below and click the Submit query button. At least one of the entered fields must be flagged as indexed (with an * character) in order for a search to be completed successfully. A maximum of 25 entries can be returned by a single query.
Note: Students at Marshall University may designate their address information as being confidential, and thus will not be listed in the Electronic Phonebook.
Student Information on this page came from the Student Database. Requests for changes should be directed to the Office of the Registrar. Employee Information on this page came from the Human Resources Database. Requests for changes should be directed to the Office of Human Resources.
How often does the current generation of tech savvy students really use Blackboard?
How hard is Blackboard to use as a professor?
I use Blackboard, but I wonder which students are actually looking at the material I have posted?
What day of the week and hour of the day do they access Blackboard?
How long does each student spend in Blackboard and what are they looking at?
Will my students check Blackboard more often than if I just post class material on the cork board outside my office?
Is there any data that suggests students who access the material posted in Blackboard perform better than those students who chose not to access the provided materials in Blackboard?
Figure 1 – Illustrates the number of page hits as a function of each day in the semester so far. The points at which the exams were given can easily be seen. Based on the increased activity for exam 2 and exam 3, one could speculate that after the first exam the students learned to start studying a few days in advance prior to the exams instead of just the day before like on exam 1.
Figure 2 – (A) Illustrates the number of page hits as a function of each day in the week. Clearly most students spend Sunday night doing the web based homework. Tuesday appears to be reserved for studying for the exam or quiz on Wednesday. (B) This plot illustrates the number of page hits as a function of each hour in the day. From this I have learned 5 am is the least active time for students getting work done outside of class, while 3 pm and 7-8 pm seem to be the peak activity times in Blackboard on any given day.
Figure 3 – Examines the relationship between overall course grade and the number of course accesses on Blackboard. Even neglecting the extrema for this course, there seems to be convincing evidence that there is a correlation between overall grade % and the number of course accesses.
Marshall University 1 John Marshall Drive Huntington,