the caveats were listed in the announcement displayed at the start
of the screencast.
I don't do audio in screencasts, it takes me long enough to
properly record one without audio B-).
Some of the feautures demoed will not be available:
course links is an option that depends on another hack that
we've created, it allows users to create embedded course
links; instead of displaying a link to a content item,
Blackboard will include the content of the linked item in
and dropping in the course directory (opened in a new
window) does not work because jshack can not inject
javascrips code in that context
as for the copy behaviour, the hack is purely client-side, it's
not aware of the content type's entitlements on the server...
it uses a whitelist to determine which content types can be copied
(before applying this hack, the whitelist may have to be -and can
easily be- adapted to the content types available in your setup).
On 14/01/2015 8:24, Stephen P Vickers wrote:
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type="cite">Bert, nice work. You said "caveats mentioned in the
screencast" in your email below; does this mean there is an audio
track on the screencast? I have not been able to get any audio in
any of my players.
Does the code honour the copy status of a content item; for
example, when it comes from a building block which contains
<can-copy value="false" /> in its manifest?
On 14/01/2015 18:38, bert coenen wrote:
The screencast was recorded in the april release.
I tested the hack/modification (What's in a name? That which we
hack by any other name would still be, well, a hack;) on a clean
out-of-the-box installation using jsHack.
Apart from the caveats mentioned in the screencast, it worked as
the version we have on our test-servers - which is not deployed
On 14/01/2015 1:15, Ashley Wright wrote:
Thanks for this. What version of Bb are you using in the
and will it still work ok on the April 2014 version?
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Subject: make reorganizing content in Blackboard less (or
more) of a drag
dear lists (sorry for cross-posting),
following up on my mail from a couple of weeks ago, I'd like
course or organisation administrators to drag and drop content
around within their courses or organisations.
not dragging and dropping to change the position of items on
but to actually move them in the course structure.
I've just finished rewriting the code to make it work in
jsHack, so if
anyone's interested in testing, just let me know, I'll send
you the code
and some instructions.
you can see the enhancement in action here:
the behind-the-scenes is not very pretty; if Blackboard would
this server-side, they could do it a lot better with a lot
frankly, it's beyond me why they haven't developed this -like-