June 15, 2011



K-State Online usage statistics

By Rebecca Gould

Usage statistics and qualitative data were compiled for K-State Online during the 2010 spring, summer, and fall semesters. The following is a brief summary of the findings. In 2010, every academic department and college was using K-State Online. On average across all colleges, 64 percent of courses are in K-State Online. Faculty use delineated by college is:

  • Agriculture - 81 percent
  • Architecture, Planning and Design - 99 percent
  • Arts and Sciences - 91 percent
  • Business Administration - 98 percent
  • Education - 88 percent
  • Engineering - 93 percent
  • Human Ecology - 96 percent
  • K-State Salina - 96 percent
  • Veterinary Medicine - 73 percent

Those features considered by the majority of faculty to be easy to use included communicating with message boards, chat, announcements, etc.; assignments; course content (publishing and receiving course materials); initial setup tools (course settings, roster, adding students to the roster, creating a new course); gradebook; and preparing a course for reuse.

Faculty who need assistance or would like to revamp how they are using K-State Online may call 532-4921 to contact Phyllis Epps, who will schedule an appointment with an instructional designer.