Month: July 2008

  • Off the Twitter Timeline: Clunky WebCT

    Summize provides a great way to troll for what people are saying. Beyond just searching for a term, it provides RSS feeds for terms. I follow several, such Blackboard and WebCT. The WebCT one netted me the following tweet: annoyed with how clunky webct can be at times – it had to have been designed […]

  • IMS Data Going to Wrong Place

    I should know better than to trust documentation over my own intuition. Or to change based on what others tell me. I followed: Log in to Vista Enterprise as a Server Administrator or Institution Administrator. NOTE: To set glcid, you must log in as a Server Administrator. From the Administration tab, click the Utilities tab. […]

  • RSS Is Relatively New?

    The email was an innocuous “Ooh, shiney!” message. RSS feeds are now available for a status site. However, one thing concerned me…. RSS is a relatively new and easy way to distribute content and information via the Internet. I personally have been aware of RSS since 2002. However, as I am a relatively late adopter […]

  • IMS Import Error When Node Is Down

    This is what I got when a node was down while I attempted to do an IMS import in Blackboard CE/Vista. Failed to upload files, exiting. Cause could include invalid permission on file/directory, invalid file/directory or repository related problems The keywords permission, file, and directory in this would have sent me anywhere but to the […]

  • Praan

    Have Praan repeating over-n-over in my head…

  • Dancing with the Universe

    Look out for Atlanta just after Amsterdam @ 3:23.

  • QotD: Words of Wisdom

    Where do you go for advice? I seek advice by researching it using Google to collect results. Through refinement in approximation, I can find a solution for many a problem. Should this make me more confused, I seek out an expert or even knowledgeable person from my internal memory store for this purpose. In fact, […]

  • Tumblr

    I’m not a fan of Tumblr. At the moment I use it for a partial life stream (a chronological aggregated view of your life activities both online and offline – thanks Krynsky). It is just publishing a feed of several of my blogs. It a very limited public view. The one main thing I dislike […]

  • Our First Arrest From Student Cheating

    We have investigated over a dozen incidents of possible user abuse of our systems in the past couple years. This is the first time I seen someone arrested based on our investigation. This is especially true because saying definitively what someone did is so shaky. I would be surprised for it to hold up in […]

  • We Need a 4th Vista DBA / Technical Support

    Work for OIIT! Become our 4th DBA / technical support person for our team. Located in Athens, GA (college town, UGA football) $, benefits, generous leave, rare snow we love open source PDF of GeorgiaVIEW DBA position Check out the PDF (right) for more information. Sorry for the convoluted route to the application… Click this […]