I'm taking Antomy and Physiology online. No hoo hoo, I've taken onine courses before. Ha! I've had nothing but major TROUBLE with this course. The new Blackboard system that replaced WebCT is so screwy and messed up I swear I wanna go hunt down the folks that created/sell it and beat them to a bloody pulp. Situation: Nichole and I are both in the same online course of A&P. Nichole, of course, has her own log in name and password, as do I. These are based on your student ID numbers and ss#. The program should have NO problem recognizing that we are two DIFFERENT students. Problem 1 : I use IE as my browser. At first it was compatable with Blackboard. I had no problems. Then suddenly I can't get to the course powerpoints or the assignments. Assignments are vital as you have to click on the link to send them to the instructor. So we call the Help Desk. I gave them the error message that kept popping up every time I tried to access the assignments. They'd never heard of the error message and recommended I download Firefox browser as it is compatable with Blackboard. Ok. So I download Firefox onto my computer. It lets Nichole onto Blackboard. Then won't let me in. We go into tools and remove saved passwords and check appropriate securtiy boxes that should allow me access. I manage to get on, for about a half hour and it throws me off again. I can't get back in. So, husband downloads Firefox to his laptop. Funny thing, he types in my password and user name and gets right in. *snarl* Only problem, all my homework is saved to MY computer. And I need the paint program that's on my computer to finish the homework and lab assignment. And who's to say how long it'll let me stay logged in? Oh, and here's another weird thing. If I'm logged onto Blackboard via IE and go to check my grades it shows it under my name. BUT if I go to check on turned in assignments it only shows me Nichole's!! WTF?? That shouldn't be possbile as she has her OWN log in name and password!!! Believe me when I call the Help Desk first thing in the morning they are gonna get an ear full!! Bad enough that I've been messed up in their computer system since I first enrolled back in 2001. And yes, I keep telling them and they "supposedly" keep fixing it yet it never works. But I didn't pay good money to take a freaking class that I can't even access!!! ARGH!!! Ok. Vent over for now. Now i have to come up with a way to get my assignments in. And pray it lets me stay logged on long enough to take the online quiz.