Submitting Assignments In Blackboard With Linux

January 16, 2008

It seems to be an off and on thing, but in some Blackboard installations (like at UNO) there is a piece of JavaScript that makes it impossible to submit assignment files from Linux. I had some difficulty finding a fix online, so I thought I’d document it here.

Just select your file as usual, and then escape the slashes, like so:

/home/jmhobbs/AssignmentOne.zip

becomes

\/home\/jmhobbs\/AssignmentOne.zip

It’s pretty stupid coding, but that’s life. My source for this fix is the thread found here.

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