Sunday, March 25, 2012

Week 3 Reflection

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.

2 comments:

  1. Amazing...how to navigate the intricacies of teaching with tech: use Explorer for this, Mozilla for that...Chrome for the next... whew!

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  2. Yeah, I find it a bit frustrating that there is no "one-stop-shop" when it comes to browsers. I really hope that BB9 is optimized for more browsers. Or, at least, that they would partner with a specific browsing software so that we know that it will always be up-to-date and compatible.

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