You have GOT to be kidding. Notre Dame has been expecting ND Instructors to catch on to this BbVista thing, to use Word and PowerPoints and the Gradebook and uploaded docs only?
Here I am designing and building my first full-fledge course.
I had grandiose ideas. Dreams even.
My “Help Desk Training Course” was going to be the best pedagogically sound, content rich, online course evah, I mean, EVAH, invented.
So… some choices here. Use HTML instead of file uploads. That’s a natural. How else are you going to guarantee a consistent user experience? So… if you do linking to other files on the server, which I thought I might, using the HTML Editor to create and edit the files seemed like the best idea. NOT. How the heck does one deal with the little window?
Oh, and learning modules. Great idea but why does the left margin default up tight to the frame set?
Goals. That’s a cool tool. Connect your content to the learning goal for which you created it. Demonstrate those goals and connectedness to the students. I think this one is actually working.
Assessments. HOW do you do that online with this tool? Do Instructors just blithely create questions / engage in the thought process that takes while keeping an open connection to a server? It’s like a recipe for a network hiccup. Respondus 3.5, while an improvement as a desktop client, seems to have this itty bitty window as well. Anybody know how to giant size this? Can question fonts be formatted?
Okay. I know it. I stink as a blogger. I’ve joined the ranks of every other rant and raver who blogs. Sigh.
It’s that kind of day.