An Assessment System to Support Multi-Level Program Outcomes Evaluation Using Blackboard

Mei Huei Tang, Wen Li Wang

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Abstract

This is an Innovative Practice Full Paper. Our department has three computing programs seeking accreditations from ABET CAC and EAC. With new ABET criteria, we adopted performance indicators (PIs) for our two levels of outcomes, devised to map to the general and program specific criteria of the two commissions. The Blackboard is our university's mandated learning management system (LMS). In order to automatically create outcomes achievement reports for students in each major, we developed a new process and an ABET tool to integrate with Blackboard. The new process utilizes Blackboard to create PI rubrics and directly assess student work with rubrics. However, direct download of assessed rubrics data is not available in Blackboard, so that a third-party tool is used to export rubrics data. Achievement reports for students in a single major are desired for ABET outcomes and our two-level outcomes. Since student major information is not available in Blackboard, the ABET tool integrates data from Blackboard and another university proprietary system to distinguish students in the same major and creates a variety of short-term and long-term reports for our ABET continuous quality improvements. The introduced process and ABET tool is applicable to other departments using the Blackboard LMS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728117461
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2019
Event49th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2019 - Covington, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2019Oct 19 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume2019-October
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Conference

Conference49th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2019
CountryUnited States
CityCovington
Period10/16/1910/19/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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