JAMES SHELDON

Real Time Narrative publishing quiz and "student view"

Discussion created by JAMES SHELDON on May 8, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 21, 2017 by JAMES SHELDON

I post this MERELY for discussion..............

 

AND............to determine if OTHER USERS have gone through the same sequence of events.

 

Please forgive the quirky nature of the narrative....my fish kind of became toasty.....the chips were ok.

 

Using Libre Office Writer

unfortunately I had fish and chips in the oven and over cooked them.

 

Firefox clicked Instructure

 

College interface login

 

Fish definitely too much crispy and chips kind of ok

 

My first section numerically

 

What I see from top down

 

Spring 2017

 

Home

Announcements

Syllabus

Moduloes

Discussions

Grades

People..

 

“GREYED OUT” it is there,I can click it but it is “grey”

 

Outcomes

Assignments

Files

Quizzes

Pages

Conferences

Collaboration

 

IN NOT BOLDED… finer test

 

Insructor Course

Evalutaions

 

Office 365

 

Settings.

 

On the right is “New Conferences and There are no new conferences” and “concluded Conferences,”there are no concluded conferences”.

 

 

I will now attempt to publish a “quiz”.

 

I clicked the “greyed out” “Quiz’.

 

I see

 

In bold

 

Assignment Quizzes

 

and in a box below that:

 

“FEsp17” which is what I expected to see it is the quiz that I “published / uploaded /whatever”.

119 pts | 60 questions

 

To the right are a DARK GREY “cloud thing” with an “X” in the “cloud thing” and then a DARK GREY “gear” and then a down arrow indicating a submenu

 

Hovering over the cloudy thing shows “publish’

 

Hovering over the gear shows nothing

 

Hovering over the down arrow shows nothing

 

I click the “cloud thing” I turns “GREEN” with a “check mark” and offers a “balloon” which says “published”.

 

OK SO WHAT NOW!!!??

 

 

if I click the upper “+ quiz” it gives me ANOTHER QUIZ….which if I click “the gear” I can “delete” ...so I do that

 

 

I am now back to the listing of “quizzes” which has a GREEN WHEEL and the title of the quiz and a curious “x” in a “circle wheel” with an “x” which says that “syncing to SLS is disable’. And the GREEN CLOUD with a check which when hovered says...” unpublish” and the GEARS...lol

 

lotsa gears..!!

 

QUIZZES………..is NOW IN a BLUE.. BOX

 

QUIZZES IS NOW IN A BLUE BOX

 

Clicking the blue box….shows the same thing...duuhh,,,

 

WHAT TO DO ………….WHAT TO DO…………..

 

WHAT TO DO…………

 

OH YEAH…………….

 

Somewhere it said that I should go through about fifty sub menus to see something

 

KIND OF LINE BLACKBOARD a flat file database of about ten generations ago…

 

So…….hey

 

I’ll CLICK….setting….surely THAT will do SOMETHING!!

 

I mean OFFICE 365 is all about the college PAYING MONEY TO MICROSOFT ™

 

 

Hey………..MY COURSE DETAILS SHOWS UP

 

 

Even me in my scuba diving gear…!! lol

 

I mean WHAT is with that!!??!!!

 

Ummm NOTHING!!

 

 

DOWN AT THE BOTTOM………...there is…

 

“more options”….so I click that since I am halfway throug my

 

HALF BURNT….fish and chips!!

 

I mean……….Chateau Fleet Sreet? Lol

 

And………..low and behold……..amidst a bunch of OTHER OPTIONS

 

is

 

“Student View”….

 

Well since I have visited Chateau Fleet and consumed BURNT Fish and chips…

 

what the hey!!??

 

I will click “Student View” and what, to my wondering eyes” doth appear….?

 

UMMM THE SAME THING….except

 

ON THE LEFT…

 

Home(blue box)

Annouincements

Syllabus

Modules

Diuscussions

Grades

People…

and………..the ever so presnt

PAID FOR BY THE COLLEGE…

NOTHING IS FREE EXCEPT A LUNCH..oh...no..not even that

 

Office 365

 

ANY WAY…..

 

THE STUDENT HAS NO INDICATION THAT I HAVE PUBLISHED AN EXAM

 

of some small imporance….

 

THE WORD QUIZ IS NOT THERE.

 

I MEAN………….

 

I SPENT HOURS MAKING “a quiz” ….

 

AND……………..

 

THE STUDENT DOES NOT SEE

IN MY “student view”………...A FURSHLUGGINER

 

QUIZ?

 

EXCQUIIIZZEEE MEEEEEEE

 

WHAT

 

is the student to do?

 

AFTER ALL THEY PAID CASH MONEY

 

 

Or the TAXPAYER paid cash money to have student take a quiz.

 

 

So I DUTIFLULLY ….like a good student “click through things”…

 

MAYBE it is in “modules”………….umm NO!!!!!!

 

Sooooo I go to “grades”…...and what do I see?

 

A VERTICAL LISTING OF STUFF that the student has or is supposed to do…

 

I SEE………..OH my golly………….the ABBREVIATION for “the quiz”..

 

 

I click it and I see “Submission details”… “no submission”… “add a comment” and a

 

BUNCH OF GOBBLEDY GOOK

 

I now have…………..

 

21 minutes before when I am supposed to “publish” the “quiz”…

 

ANNNNTIIIIICIIIIPAATION!!!

 

 

I click “leave student view” and I get THE SAME THING

 

only WITHOUT A NICE PURPLE BOX AT THE BOTTOM

 

BTW………..i like purple……….lol

 

just sayin’! Lol

 

SIXTEEN MINUTES TO……...publish time

 

YES I COULD HAVE PREPUBLISHED IT WITH SETTING…

 

BUT……….why kill the suspense!!??

GO TO THE STILL CURIOUSLY greyed out…

 


QUIZZES

 

AND GUESS WHAT… the stupid test is published…

 

what!!?

 

what????

 

I am a student….

 

THRASHING ABOUT BECAUSE THE INSTRUCTOR IS vindictive

 

she is on my case!!! I need to doo the stupid thing!!!~

 

what do I do??

 

HEAR THIS LOUD AN CLEAR

 

HEAR THIS LOUD AND CLEAR

 

HEAR THIS LOUD AND CLEAR

 

NOWHERE

 

NOWHERE

 

NOWHERE

 

IN STUDENT VIEW IS THERE any

 

any

 

ANY

 

INDICATION OF WHERE THE STUDENT

 

IS TO ACTULLY CLICK

 

THAT I

 

SO BLITHELY/……I am THE INSTRUCTOR

 

SAID……….TAKE THE TEST….

 

OOPS…

 

UMMM TAKE THE QUIZ…

 

 

I go and click...GRADES…

 

NOTHING…

 

I CLICK MODULES…………..NADA…

 

UMM THAT IS COLLOQUIAL FOR nothing!!!

 

I AM DESPERATE……

 

I HAVE…………..

 

7 MINUTES

 

AND GUESS WHAT

 

I DO NOT KNOW IF THE STUDENT ACTUALLY CAN

 

see SEE……...THE STUPID QUIZ

 

 

UMMM

 

when I see the “GRADES” PAGE…

 

I SEE………..

 

“test student”….

 

I pity the poor ………….

 

DO NOT KNOW WHO…

 

I am NOW down to…. Five minutes….

 

Well………..I am tenured so my pay does not depend

on whether the student can

 

FIND what I posted.

 

Oph………...DASHBOARD

 

BIG RED BOX

 

You cannot access this functionality ( don’t you just love OFFICIAL SOUNDING WORDS !! ) in student view”

 

well……..exqueeze me!!

 

Maybe Blackboard was not that bad after all.

 

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

\

I GO BACK TO MY EXCLUSIVE TEACHERY VIEW

 

AND GO TO “GRADES” AND

 

CLICK THE COLUMN FOR THE PUBLISHED QUIZ

 

AND GUESS WHAT…………

 

IT TAKE Me………

 

the stupid furshligener teacher

 

to the stupid test

 

AND TO ME THERE IS A GREAT BIG GREEN

 

BUTTON THAT SAYS…………………..

 

PUBLISHED with a nice little cloud” symbol…

 

the nice little symbol of a cloud is SO reaasuring…

 

that has a nice “check mark” that says...”Published”

 

I LOVE IT…………

 

FROM PAST EXPERIENCE

 

 

 

IF IC CLICKQUE……...IF I CLIQUE……...”preview

 

I AM NOW A STUDENT AND CANT CHANGE ANYTING…………

 

poor teacher...

 

but guess whatever

 

BTW of one goes to “grades” the column is there…

 

and...


CLICKING AS A TEACHER

 

CLICKING THE TOPO OF THE COLUMN FOR THE THING

 

CLICKING THE TOP OF THE COLUMN

 

FOR THE TEACHER………

 

LANDS ME ON THE TEST…..

 

but

 

BUT………….BUT…….

 

I STILL DO NOT KNOW if the student SEES IT!!

 

GIVE ME A BREAK!!

 

SOOOOOOO

 

I GO TO “INBOX” FOR THE CLASS AND SEND THEM AN E-MAIL;

 

IF YOU DO

 

not

 

SEE THE EXAM PLEASE E-MAIL ME.

 

GIVE ME A BREAK...

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