Leaving Blackboard — again
I have been working on my classes for the fall, and I have decided NOT to use Blackboard. Well, actually, I will use Blackboard to post students grades and to link to the websites we will use. But otherwise, we will be working from the wiki and posting to blogs. I will use my classroom blog as the portal to the student blogs. I think it will work pretty well.
At the present time, I have one class that was halfway set up on Blackboard before I made this decision. I am not sure if I am going to go back there and finish it or if I am going to continue with the wiki/blog plan for all my courses. Even though I have spent so much time working on that course, it is a long way from finished. And I don’t like it. So I have reasons to abandon its current incarnation. But I am not sure if I want to give up all that time I have invested.
I have some extra time to work on this since my summer class was canceled. And, of course, at the rate things are going, I may not have any students for the fall, either, so this may all be an exercise in futility! Oh well…