Here are the stats for the Tutorial Quizzes (based in Blackboard) for the 2008-2009 Academic Year:
Library Basics – 27 students took it 33 times with an average score of 8.15
Plagiarism – 356 students took it 520 times with an average score of 8.76
Music Tutorial – 25 students took it 33 times with an average score of 7.77
Faculty requesting data for their classes:
Fall: 14 classes, Spring: 10 classes
This is a slight increase from last year in students taking the Plagiarism Quiz, with the other two tutorials going down slightly. The number of faculty courses that had data requested was up from 18 to 24, an increase of 33% from last year.
This fall we had the following numbers of students taking quizzes based on our tutorials:
Library Basics: 25 students took it 30 times
Plagiarism: 243 students took it 358 times
Music Majors: 25 students took the quiz 33 times
14 classes had their professors request grades from me. More may have taken it, but probably not many.
Today I ran my semi-irregular link check of all our LibGuides. The result is a report which is basically a list of web pages and all the links on each page that don’t work for whatever reason. Please take some time to check your pages and see if any of your links are dead. Because of how LibGuides is organized, you will need to find your pages based on the “PID” (page ID) for each guide. To make a quick list of your PIDs, just open each of your Guides in turn and write down the PID that shows up in the URL for each one. Every tab within your Guide will have that same PID.
The report is in alphanumerical order, so you should be able to scroll down to each of your PIDs and check for dead links. If your PID is not listed, there are currently no broken links in that Guide.
- Links to IM programs that exist on your profile will show up as 404 File Not Found, but you may ignore them.
- Links that are 503 temporarily overloaded may also be ignored–what you’re interested in is links that are broken.
- “Forbidden request” links are probably okay as well.
- You may find an occasional image listed in your link report. If your images are displaying fine, you may ignore these.
- The page listed with just a PID and no SID is the main page of your Guide. The SIDs refer to the different tabs on your Guide.
- You may also choose to go through your LibGuide pages and manually check each link, if you find that easier. 🙂
The report is in html format and can be found on BUFiles under the Web & Multimedia folder.
Here are some statistics regarding student usage of the Tutorial Quizzes from within Blackboard:
Plagiarism Quiz: Average score 8.86 (out of 10), 339 students took the quiz 544 times
Library Basics Quiz: Average score 9.03 (out of 10), 113 students took the quiz 125 times
Music Majors Quiz: Average score 7.53 (out of 10), 29 students took the quiz 38 times
Faculty Requesting Quiz Scores: 18 classes total
13 full classes took the Plagiarism Quiz in Fall 2007
5 full classes took the Plagiarism Quiz in Spring 2008
The semester is now over, so here are the final statistics for Fall 2007.
Library Basics Tutorial – 113 people took the quiz a total of 125 times with a 9.03 average (out of 10)
Plagiarism Tutorial – 275 people took the quiz a total of 413 times with an 8.66 average
Music Major Tutorial – 29 people took the quiz a total of 38 times with a 7.53 average