On the WebCT Users email list (hosted by Blackboard) there is a discussion about a mysterious directory called unmarshall which suddenly appeared. We found it under similar circumstances as others by investigating why a node consumed so much disk space. Failed command-line restores end up in this unmarshall directory. Unmarshalling in Java jargon means: converting… Continue reading CE / Vista Undocumented Workspaces
This is the second time I have worked on making Vista integration work with Banner. The first was 2005 in Vista 3.0.3 at Valdosta State. The production here at GeorgiaVIEW was set up by Harold, Jill, and Amy years ago and integrated into the install scripts or part of the cloned databases. So now I… Continue reading CE/Vista and Banner Integration
I laughed at reading this one. Dear Blackboard: If you include icons in your interface, they should f’ing well be clickable. Everyone but you knows this. jazzmodeus I thought this might refer to the new item icons. Jason works for Emory (doing instructional design) and taking classes at Florida State. Both use Academic Suite. So… Continue reading Off the Twitter Timeline: Icons
When you think of “rhetoric”, do you think of… using language effectively to please or persuade or loud and confused and empty talk When I originally went with rhetoric in the blog name years ago, I was thinking with the latter to fall in with the already loud ones. Somewhere along the journey, I switched… Continue reading Rhetoric
I guess it depends on who you ask. Well, the CIOâ€™s thought they were most effective as classic IT-support providers. Thatâ€™s basically putting PCâ€™s on desktops. But their managers thought that CIOâ€™s were most effective in explaining and determining the collegeâ€™s technology course into the future. Managers really want their CIOâ€™s to be â€œinformaticists.â€ Wayne… Continue reading What does a CIO do?