Friday, January 01, 2010

Another Semi-Annual Hating on Blackboard

Our default system for Blackboard has every damn tool turned on.

This semester I tried to be clever and use a "Course Copy" to copy my fall class into my spring class.

No luck. I have to go in to every damn section of my fucking class and turn off the Dropbox, the Grade Center, the Wimba, and a dozen other things that I am not using. My theory of Blackboard is that there should only be a very small number of possible things to click on and that they should all be absolutely essential.

Update: I have nine TAs this semester for my 10 sections of calculus. Do you know what a pain in the ass it is to add nine people to your Blackboard course and then change each of their roles to TA?