Blackboard maintains records of when you log in, how long you are logged in, what course content you visit, and what tool areas (e.g., discussions) you visit. This information can be visible to your instructor in the form of different reports and displays. These reports and displays may be used by instructors, advisors, or other institutional officials to support student learning or improve administrative processes. Additionally, data from Blackboard may be used to make the learning environment more effective.
The collection, presentation, and use of these types of data are in accordance with security and privacy guidelines as stated by federal law (e.g., FERPA) and Boise State policies related to student affairs, academic affairs, research, and information technology. Additionally, Boise State faculty and staff are committed to upholding our shared values in everything we do, including our collection and use of any data generated by our electronic systems. These values are academic excellence, caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness. If you have any questions about how your Blackboard data might be used to improve your educational experience, contact the Learning Technology Solutions team.