I really dislike Blackboard... - page 2

Sorry to gripe, but I do. This is the first class I have taken in Blackboard, and it's annoying how much time I am spending hunting for things. It's not that I was necessarily in love with EPIC, but... Read More

  1. by   JZ_RN
    Both blackboard and epic are garbage. I was able to get by with them but they are set up poorly.
  2. by   malestunurse
    My uni uses a modded version of moodle which works fine. My flatmates university uses blackboard however and that looks like a mess.
  3. by   ORnurseCT
    Your professor sets the parameters which makes it easy or difficult to use. One of my professors this semester put our clinical assignments under a Subfolder in the FAQ folder?? Another professor is really organized and the slides can be printed anyway we want, which I love.
  4. by   sunbaby0811
    I agree that it's the professors set up that makes it good or bad. My Chem prof was a blackboard rock star. Now my A&P guy?! Ugh took me 20 mins to find the syllabus lol
  5. by   sunbaby0811
    Oops just realized this was about Ohio State! My comments were intended to be general. I'm nowhere near Ohio lol sorry!
  6. by   Always_Learning
    Quote from marycarney
    Well, it really doesn't matter if you like it or not..........
    All righty, then...
  7. by   Always_Learning
    Yeah, these were just my general observations/musings, and I really only thought that OU students would reply, so it's interesting to hear from other folks whose schools use Blackboard well. It's a little heartening that some of the disorganization may be due to a professor's method of arranging things, and not just inherent in the software.

    Maybe I can pass along some of these ideas when we do a survey at the end of the course; thanks for the feedback.
    Last edit by Always_Learning on Aug 29, '12 : Reason: Clarification
  8. by   hiddencatRN
    I've never used EPIC but every professor in my program put things in slightly different places in blackboard, so it was always easy to miss assignments or instructions. I think if they standardized it the software would have been fine, but teachers could essentially put stuff wherever.
  9. by   TX911
    Yeah Blackboard stinks for sure. Like the first poster said, you can set your stuff up manually in a more accessible way but it is kind of a pain in the ass.
  10. by   rninme
    Quote from Always_Learning
    Yeah, these were just my general observations/musings, and I really only thought that OU students would reply, so it's interesting to hear from other folks whose schools use Blackboard well. It's a little heartening that some of the disorganization may be due to a professor's method of arranging things, and not just inherent in the software.

    Maybe I can pass along some of these ideas when we do a survey at the end of the course; thanks for the feedback.
    I think part of the problem with the BSN professors and Bb is it is new to them. They have been using Epic and got tossed into Bb same as us. Hopefully the bugs will get worked out!
  11. by   2BRN123
    I HATE blackboard. Moodle ftw!
  12. by   Cold Stethoscope
    Quote from marycarney
    Well, it really doesn't matter if you like it or not..........
    I nominate this for the Most Constructive Comment of the Week award.
  13. by   2BRN123
    And actually it does matter if they like it or not, since their tuition is paying for it.

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