Both of my classes took their first field trip this week to the Museum of Modern Art. They viewed the exhibits "Contemporary Galleries: 1980 - Now" and "Cindy Sherman" for their writing topic, "Art and Identity". You can see the writing prompt on the course blog: http://introtoart1064.blogspot.com/2012/03/field-trip-1-art-identity-museum-of.html
Many students were having a problem taking their weekly quizzes using the Test function on Blackboard 8. They would get an error message with hotspot questions (click on the correct image questions), that read "NaN: invalid response". This would result in the students receiving 0 credit for the response. Blackboard support on campus did not have a solution, so I did some troubleshooting of my own. I determined that the latest version of Firefox (version 11) does not work with these types of questions. Internet Explorer 9 does seem to work, though. IE 9 is not on Blackboard's "approved" browser list, but then again, neither are any current versions of the major browsers.