The Student View Tab "System Exception Error"

What was Blackboard thinking when it tied the use of the Student View tab to whether students have access or not yet  to the course? … … … Well, it’s a complex system, they probably just overlooked this one. … … … We could start a website called “Blackboard Bloopers,” anyone up for that?

No use crying into our beers or over our spilt milk… just remember, Notre Dame is doing an evaluation of this system against two others at the moment. Part of our decison process should be just to count the bloopers per system, maybe that’s all we need do? Of course, we’d be counting bloopers on functionality important to Notre Dame, how could we not? Other institutions might go through the exact same process and decide on one of the other systems… Anyway…

The workaround at Notre Dame is to Grant Access to your students through the link in our InsideND portal. AFTER Instructors and Designers grant access to all their students, the system error goes away and the Student View can be used to preview what students see and how the content works for them.

We can hope that most Instructors won’t get many students wandering through their half-designed course until they announce it in their face-to-face class sessions…

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3 responses to “The Student View Tab "System Exception Error"

  1. Would students actually go to a section before the instructor says its okay to do so? Oh… Right… There are the goody-goody-two-shoes who try to access their classes near daily from the time the register to when they actually can.

  2. Fellow Vista Admin

    When a faculty member goes to student view, it proxies their access through a webct_demo account. There’s a Vista4 bug that denies access to that demo account

  3. Fellow Vista Admin

    When a faculty member goes to student view, it proxies their access through a webct_demo account. There’s a Vista4 bug that denies access to that demo account.

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