Sunday, November 26, 2006

Blackboard and Microsoft



While reviewing e-learning courses for an ITC awards competition, I laughed when I saw this announcement immediately after logging into a Blackboard site at one of the schools:

Mon, Sep 18, 2006 -- NOTICE: Must Use Firefox Browser

To all Blackboard users: since the recent upgrade to Blackboard 7.1, there have been many problems with HTML errors when viewing Blackboard content in Safari and/or Internet Explorer browsers. Please be sure to use the Firefox browser to view all content in Blackboard. Thank you.

Why is that funny? Well, I think it is funny because there is supposedly this big partnership or relationship between Blackboard and Microsoft, and yet their products seems to be incompatible. Maybe that's more sad than funny, but go ahead and pick your own emotion.

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