I suddenly couldn’t access my grade book in Blackboard yesterday. It had been working fine the day before, but suddenly, it wouldn’t appear. I emailed the tech person, and she came right over. It ended up being a pop-up blocker — or at least that is what she unclicked that “fixed” it.
We were taking about Moodle and how much better I liked it than Blackboard. She told me something very depressing: if the university adopted Moodle, by the time they put all their requirements and restrictions on it, it would be as clunky as Blackboard. I don’t want to believe that, and yet maybe it is true. I know they could make it a lot less nice to use, for sure!
I would like a chance to try Moodle even with university restrictions, though. Some of the irritations with Blackboard would be there, I am sure, but some wouldn’t. I would just like to see how it worked.