I really dislike Blackboard... - page 3

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. Visit  blurredyearning} profile page
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    I take classes at OU, and while they are held in physical classrooms, there is A LOT of Bb useage.

    I had navigation problems the very first time I used Bb. Since then, things have been smooth unless the professor is unorganized and has everything all junked up. That being said, even the good Bb courses are still kinda poop. I wish the calendar and To-do stuff would update on the Bb homepage. That would be super convenient!
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  3. Visit  Inimica18} profile page
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    Quote from Cold Stethoscope
    I nominate this for the Most Constructive Comment of the Week award.

    LOLOLOL!! Awesome and I agree!
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  4. Visit  ScottE,RN} profile page
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    Blackboard is a steaming pile of excrement.
  5. Visit  mtsteelhorse} profile page
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    Quote from rninme
    I have used Blackboard in the past - and will not change my mind about it. I agree, it is up to the instructor to set it up. So far, it isn't set up very well. Editing posts has to be set by the instructor and that has not happened in this class. Also - we have it ingrained in us (especially those of us that are almost done)to type in word and copy/paste to the discussion board. Not in Blackboard - won't work. PITA are the words that come to mind .....
    I copied and pasted my DB post. TA said don't worry about formatting. I hope she means it!
  6. Visit  cincinursemary} profile page
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    Quote from mtsteelhorse
    I copied and pasted my DB post. TA said don't worry about formatting. I hope she means it!
    I did copy and paste too. It does mess up the formatting of the References though.
  7. Visit  mtsteelhorse} profile page
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    Quote from cincinursemary
    I did copy and paste too. It does mess up the formatting of the References though.
    Luckily we're not penalized for formatting issues...a saving grace!
  8. Visit  evieinco} profile page
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    I don't like BB either. I've used in the past at another college. This college ended up switching to Desire2learn (which I like enough). Having to come back to BB wasn't easy, but I guess it's gonna have to work.
  9. Visit  cincinursemary} profile page
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    I use blackboard in another college where I am teaching. I am more familiar with it as an instructor than as a student, although as a student I liked Epic better. I think the problem is that the TAs haven't had time to learn all of the enhancements and workings of Blackboard. They were hit with the transition to semesters and transition to blackboard at the same time. It is a bit intimating as an instructor when you first have to use it if you weren't given classes to learn it.
    I am sure that they will get better at it as they go.
    It really depends on the instructors experience and competence with it that makes or breaks it.
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