I hate blackboard. I really, really hate blackboard. But it’s better than nothing. Anyone else has this sort of love/hate relationship with the world’s worst course management system?
What is pissing me off about Blackboard today? It’s the grade book feature. My class size is 26, but when I open the blackboard Gradebook panel I see this:
What does this mean? It means that someone at blackboard decided that displaying 25 students per page is optimal. At MSU most classes have less than 30 students. This means that every time we go to look at the grade book we will see only the first 25 students and then have to switch page to see the remaining 2 or 3:
This would be fine, if there was a way to change the number of users per page. But there isn’t. And if there is, please correct me and show me how to change it.
And this is just one of the few of my gripes about blackboard. There are many more. Don’t get me started on the easy to apply, exploits that are never patched or the stupidity of their unstructured Digital Dropbox concept. What’s wrong with having every single homework assignment going into a single chronological, unstructured list – right?
Who else hates blackboard?
[tags]blackboard, blackboard.com, course management system, learning management system, lms, digital dropbox, exploits[/tags]