Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Irritated Isis Sends a Note to Blackboard.
I've used you for years as a file server and never had much complaint. Sure, it was ridiculous that I couldn't move a group of files at once, but this could be seen as quaint and old fashioned. This year I am forced to use your gradebook. I hate you with the heat of a thousand suns.
Why the sudden change of heart? Say I wish to download the collected grades of all 70 of my students. Why, for the love of all that is holy, would you cheerfully present me with five lines of text per student that will print on separate pages?!? Have you never heard of a spreadsheet? Oh, you have? Can I get one? Oh there it is, under “work offline.”
Let me make this clear. I want to download a file. From your servers. Via the internet. Why the flying fuck would I click on a menu labeled work offline?!? Christ Almighty! Do your part to end the fucking recession and hire some fucking interface designers!