I am struggling with the blackboard program and the way things are done. The "personal" calendar should import information from courses you are registered in period. I spend a week imputing data only to have the professors change things, one even changed the entire course calendar; this is bad for me because the first assignments are usually due in the first week so I start off behind.
Also there needs to be a way we can export our class data, I spend days printing the stuff and reprinting changes, and reprinting pages I lost. If I could export it I could access the data without having to be online...access should not be a requirement to look at blackboard!
Overall, I am really beginning to hate blackboard. This last quarter I even had to use firefox to use it and that is rediculous since I'm using an android tablet and firefox does not support flash yet!
I only access blackboard because I have to; I thought it was going to be the greatest thing ever but it is lacking in many areas and it is really hurting a lot of us out here. I don't mean to bash the developers but if schools are requiring students to use it then blackboard learn should be the best thing out there! I'm sorry but I created an app that does as much as this and I just used MS Access and I'm not an official programmer yet!
Thanks for any help you can provide.
The "personal" calendar is a calendar for your personal entries. There shouldn't be any need to import data from course calendars into your personal calendar in Blackboard. The central "My Calendar" module (under the "My Institution" tab) lets you select between "All Events", "My Events" (your personal calendar), "Institution Events" (school-wide calendar entries), and "All Course Events" (combined calendar entries from all your course calendars).
If instructors are not entering assignments on the course calendar, but have added due dates in the grade center, you should be able to see a central "To Do" list under the Notifications Dashboard (under the "My Institution" tab, or under "My Places" at the top of the page).
Blackboard is an online course management system, which is why you need to be online to use it. And the Android tablet is not really a supported platform for it yet--the list of supported platforms is available at http://kb.blackboard.com/display/IDSR/Student+and+Faculty+Support+Resource+Center
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