Blackboard Faculty Survey Results 2012
Each year, GRCC surveys students and faculty regarding their use of Blackboard. This post provides several highlights from the survey of faculty.
Blackboard FACULTY Survey
- N = 151 with a response rate of 67% adjunct and 33% full time faculty.
- 81% of survey responders are not teaching distance learning classes.
- On average 41% of faculty use Blackboard every day, with another by 47% indicating they use the system between 3 and 6 days per week.
- 52% of faculty have used the Blackboard system for more than 5 years.
- When asked how do you use Blackboard faculty indicated using it for: syllabus, students, course documents, discussion board, videos, communication, grade book, and course materials as the top keywords.
- When asked to rate the ease of use to upload a syllabus and adding faculty contact information, 96% indicate easy or very easy to use.
- Faculty were asked to rate the performance and efficiency of the Bb system this semester and 77% rated the system at Good or Excellent (18% indicated “fair” and 5% indicated “poor”).
- When asked to pick which features where used this semester, faculty selected: Announcements (93%), Email (91%), Grade Center (89%), Uploading Content (84%), Photo Roster (64%), Assignments (59%), Assessments (40%), Discussion Board (39%), Contact Tool (31%), and Mashups (25%).
- The top tools that integrate with Bb selected by faculty included: Starfish, Content System, Camtasia Relay, NBC Learn, Blackboard IM, and Blackboard Mobile Learn.
- 83% of faculty indicate that GRCC provides adequate support for faculty.
- When asked for which emerging technologies would be most useful, 72% indicated eTextbooks, followed by 38% live online lectures (tools like Bb Collaborate) and guest speakers, and 24% mobile technologies.
- 86% of faculty indicated that it would improve the student learning experience if more instructors would use Bb to deliver their course materials, grades, and announcements.
- When asked what tools are most useful, the top responses were: grade, students, assignments, announcements, videos, grade book, discussion board.
- 44 faculty indicated interest in participating in the pilot of the next service pack upgrade.