Because of technical difficulties, I was “forced” to use Blackboard rather than Moodle this semester. It has been a disaster! I tried to use blogs and the wiki but ended up relying more and more on Blackboard for my online students’ ease and comfort. But every time I try to use it, there is one problem or another. It is so frustrating!
The university is committed to using Blackboard for one more year, at least. After that, they may switch to something else. Personally, I don’t want to wait that long. I am mot sure what I want to do come fall, but I know I want it to be almost anything other than Blackboard!
Part of the problem is that I need to think through some of my assignments more carefully to make them easier to do on blogs and such. That is going to be one of my tasks for the summer!
meanwhile, though, I am glad that this semester is almost over and that I will be able to leave Blackboard behind at least temporarily!