WASHINGTON Feb. 8, 2011
In contrast to typical data warehousing projects which can be expensive, time consuming and risky, Blackboard Analytics can be implemented in a matter of weeks to help institutions quickly and cost-effectively turn complex data into actionable information. As a result, leaders can better understand and improve performance in areas including student enrollment and retention, financial aid, institutional financial performance and fundraising and human resources.
The new platform is available to all institutions regardless of whether they already work with Blackboard. The effort, which builds upon work that the Company had already begun in education analytics, was strengthened by the acquisition of new technology and a development team from iStrategy, LLC.
A growing number of clients already rely on the platform to improve student recruiting, retention and completion, optimize class schedules and faculty resources and grow new programs. The platform is also used to help campuses get the most out of student aid programs, better understand spending across the institution and inform fundraising and development efforts.
Karl E. Burgher Indiana State University
In addition to giving institutional leaders access to accurate information to better measure and improve institutional performance, the Blackboard Analytics platform also puts current and reliable information into the hands of administrative and departmental leaders throughout the organization to help them better measure performance and