Blackbeard...It's hard for me to even say the name without fuming into a lengthy, vitriolic rant about unenlightened administrators and graft. However, for those of us at Blackboard-monopolized and mandated universities, we often don't have a choice about using it. "The university is paying $500,000 a year for this, you better use it" seems to be the story at most places. To make matters even worse, we have to use Internet Explorer to properly access Blackboard's gradebook. To wit:
There is a known problem with the gradebook trying to produce too many table entries in the table sent to the web browser. IE will render the table as it receives data, while Firefox/Mozilla will wait for the data before rendering the table. It is a known bug, and should be fixed in the release we are installing December 20th.