Title

Open Source Analytics – Blackboard Learn

Abstract

Big Data is often addressed by small open source projects. A few of them include Apache Hadoop, Oracle Cluster File System, Storm, and Drill. BbStats is a Blackboard module, authored by Szymon Machajewski, to predict system performance and graph trends for course usage and user activity. The software is the second most frequently downloaded module for Blackboard at projects.oscelot.org. The BbStats project leverages the data generated by student activity and provides Business Intelligence reports powered by JavaScript libraries of Timeplot (based on MIT Simile project).